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Make animal abuse a felony in Ohio

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by DogLover1981, Apr 21, 2011.


  1. DogLover1981

    DogLover1981 PetForums VIP

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    #1 DogLover1981, Apr 21, 2011
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    DogLover1981 PetForums VIP

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    *bump*

    Does anyone on here live in Ohio or anywhere else in the states?
     
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    I hope Nitro's law gets through this time.

    Do you know how many states have made animal abuse a felony?
     
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    The animal cruelty laws are weird in Ohio. Technically, animal cruelty can be charged as a felony in Ohio, but never for the first offense. The current bill in the legislature allows for it to punished as felony for the first offense for kennel owners only. The bill needs to be changed to allow anyone to be charge with a felony for the first offense if the abuse warrants it. Why someone needs to commit a crime as serious as intentional animal abuse twice to be charged with a felony is beyond me. It isn't true in New Hampshire.

    The part of the bill that needs to be changed, IMO.
    Animal abuse is punishable as a felony in all states except four.
    Pet-Abuse.Com - Animal Cruelty Laws: Felony vs. Misdemeanor
     
  5. kirk68

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    Animal cruelty should be a felony world wide. There is never an excuse for it and it should be punishable on the first offence (thus hopefully preventing subsequent offences)
     
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