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Here in Kentucky and interesting case has shown up. A couple in Frankfort, KY was arrested for animal cruelty after police found a large number of animals on their property living in filth and without food or water. The article on WLEX-TV web site states:

Deputies arrested Sandra E. Coy, 55, and William Scott Coy, 48, on Friday, and charged them both with 23 counts of animal cruelty after raiding their St. Johns Road home. Deputies say they found nearly two-dozen dogs and birds living in filthy conditions, and a dead pit bull still chained to its leash. Deputies say they also found llamas, goats and pigs, all in bad condition.
Kentucky back in 2008 the same couple was found with 37 Pit Bulls living in horrid conditions in Larue County, many of the animal victims in the current situation are Pit Bulls as well, leading me to wonder why people like this are permitted to continue to own animals, and also why a deputy involved in the current, arrest would state:
There was no food, no water, and very dire conditions for the animals that were there." he said. "People sometimes have good intentions and then all of a sudden they get overwhelmed, and I think this is one of those cases or scenarios.

Good intentions? Well, the woman involved in this case certainly has not shown a track record of “good intentions” in general. Sandra Coy was the same woman who brought a WHITE SUPREMICIST rally to Frankfort, KY in April of this year. Bob's Feed Store was her employer, who she put as "headquarters" for the rally and that got her fired, and justifiably in my opinion. Her boss didn’t know he was the headquarters for hate, and it hurt his business.

These people are simply disgusting, animal cruelty, white supremacist activities, and with that many Pit Bulls being abused over and over I wish there would be some real investigation into dog fighting. I wonder if there isn’t a lot of criminal activity associated with the white supremacist movement in general. It seems something worth notice by law enforcement. At the very least not allow a repeat performance of abuse just because the criminals move to a different county. I think this case shows exactly the sort of people racists are, people that have no empathy for anyone or any living thing.

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  •  the laws in many places (6+ / 0-)

    are still inadequate to deal with large scale and/or serial abusers,   'it's only animals' lead to too little punishment, no administrative procedures to track these people, no bans in many cases on future ownership.  Sometimes little or no regulation of breeding operations, period.    These people can sell at flea markets and small auction, basically cash businesses and remain more or less off the grid.  If business is bad, let the animals die, move on, start over.

    •  Yes, and interesting too (6+ / 0-)
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      jfromga, Mannie, marina, Pinto Pony, Stwriley, SuWho

      This was the same woman who brought a white supremicist rally to the state capital.  I know people who have a farm in that area and shop at the store she used to work for, they were blown away by her being a white supremicist, not this has come out.  I don't think that it is really a cooincidence, I would bet white supremicists are just a part of the criminal element in a lot of ways.

      I think treating animals like this makes people being arrested for posession of drugs look absolutely idiotic.  If we can't get people who do such cruel acts off the streets our criminal justice system is shit.

    •  It's a trap of our common law system. (1+ / 0-)
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      There is currently no legal state for animals between that of humans and that of inanimate property. While the animal rights movement has tried to carve out a new place in the law, it hasn't succeeded very well. It's not that such a modification isn't possible, even one that would be acceptable to most people (i.e., that would attack cruelty and mistreatment by granting legal rights while not making animals the legal equivalent of humans) but getting past the political hurdles to accomplish this is going to be a long process at best. Until then, I'm afraid we're stuck with the ad hoc approaches we have now; extremely inadequate, but at least attempting to get the job done.

      Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory, tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat. Sun Tzu The Art of War

      by Stwriley on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 10:25:05 AM PDT

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      •  it would move along (3+ / 0-)
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        SuWho, Stwriley, get the red out

        better if it were approached as an animal owner's rights to be protected, first, ie, overturn monetary value only of animals in awards for negligence, etc.   If the law recognized that an animal's value in today's society as  companion, family member,  it would decouple the idea of an animal and property.  Then it would move on more easily.    But if an airline can kill your dog and recompense you $100 because it has no market value,   we haven't won the emotional war to change the law.

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