Today I just went into town to get some errands done, and came home to tend to my animals.
It seems that I am just targeting Canada, because I posted about a petition about animal cruelty there yesterday. I was just trying to get some more signatures for a good cause, wherever it might be.
"This petition hopes to make animal abusers receive harsher punishment for their crimes. Although cruelty such as dog fighting is considered to be a felony, the consequences do not reflect those of a felony crime. If we could help prevent animal cruelty, we save the animals as well as ourselves. Many who abuse animals also become guilty of domestic violence against humans. Serial rapists and murderers have been shown to begin their acts of violence on animals. If these criminals were actually punished for animal abuse, rather than given a slap on the wrist, it would make a difference. When they know they can get away with abusing animals, its no longer a challenge, so humans are next. Not only that, but someone must speak for the animals, we are supposed to protect these precious creatures! If only we were as loyal to them as they are to us! Harsher punishment for animal abusers says it is NOT ok to harm animals, and if you do, you will pay a heavy price! Please be the voice for those who cannot speak for themselves! They would do the same for you! " From: http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/harshpunishanimalabuser/
And one for just South Dakota, home base for many RVers;
"Make Animal Cruelty a FelonyTarget: South DakotaSponsored by: April B. Currently there are no provisons for felony charges on animal cruelty in South Dakota. People who commit such vicious deeds, such a mutilating a poor helpless puppy, need to be charged with felonies, in by doing so they will have to disclose that they are a felon and what they did. How many animal abusers work in pet stores because they didn't have to disclose that they injured animals in the past? Help me to save countless animals! "" From:
Also Spain: "Join us to protest the mutilation of 15 dogs in spain, and change the Law in Spain in order to make animal abuse a felony. I am sorry for disturbing you but we need as much support as possible to change the laws in spain after the brutal torture of 15 dogs.I beg you to simply add your name (Animal Concerns and/or other interested organizations) and send it to the address below. See details on website. Many thanks in advance: "
As you know I am from Britain, where the animals cruelty laws are very strict. From: http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2005/08/20/un_american_about_animals/
"To measure how far ahead other countries are, we can first look at British animal protection legislation. British law makes it illegal to keep breeding sows in crates that prevent them from walking or turning around -- the way in which about four out of every five US sows are kept. In Britain, law does not allow veal calves to be denied adequate roughage and iron, as is common in the United States to help produce the gourmet veal often served in restaurants.
So it is not just Canada, it is all over. The point that I am trying to make is that the main problem in Canada seems to be that they don't have enough laws in force to convict all the abusers, just like many other countries. http://redstarcafe.wordpress.com/2008/04/02/failing-grades-for-canadian-animal-cruelty-law/
I have seen my pets tortured and killed, and I have been battered and suffered broken bones, so I know how these poor animals feel. They are only just getting laws in place for that. Before, it was just swept under the rug as a "domestic dispute".
I am just one person, saving one animal at a time, but I try to jolt the public into REPORTING any animal that is suffering. That is the way the system works.
". . . Saving just one pet won't change the world. . . but, surely, the world will change for that one pet . . . "
'Nuff for today.