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Strengthening animal laws

March 10, 2013

Kristine Seabolt, Minot North Dakota lawmakers are busy responding to citizen demands that the state’s lackluster animal cruelty law be strengthened, and as the manager of the Souris Valley Animal......

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disgusted

Mar-10-13 9:03 AM

I have many questions? I hav heard that the owner of the 200 horses was elderly and ill? If that is so, where were his neighbors? Was there no one in the county who checked on him or his horses? Was he a mean old duffer who hated people and therefore, no one bothered to see what was going on? Making it a felony only increases the penalty. It does NOTHING to keep animals free from harm. We do not need PETA in the state telling us what to do.

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centerfield

Mar-10-13 11:35 AM

It would be nice though, if you would do more research on the act in question before you write your blog. Everyone knows you are against PETA, so just write your article on them. This old, infirmed gentleman is elderly at 63 and no more ill then the rest of us at that age. He had hay in his yard, he got hay from two different source and from what the word is on the street, did not pay for that either. He was checked on a number of times in the previous eight months for not taking care of his animals. It is sad when a hundred animals die and without intercession many, many more would have perished. I remember all the testimonials about how animals are cared for in ND when the vote was taken earlier. Remember, laws are made for 10% of the people. In this case, as with some others, the law needs to be tougher.

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disgusted

Mar-10-13 3:36 PM

Okay, if he was checked on. What was the outcome of each check? Laws need to be changed because of this one incident? It is his property. He has the right to do what he wants with them, just like women have the right to take action to kill their baby. It is their right. There is more outrage over the death of animals than humans.

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centerfield

Mar-10-13 3:53 PM

THAT is a great analogy! Where did you come up with that. You are outdoing yourself.

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Legend

Mar-10-13 4:47 PM

The scare of animal cruelty laws is the history of the people who support those laws. They are sometimes extremists. Let's take care of the "least of our people first.

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locomotive

Mar-10-13 5:58 PM

disgusted has posted before that sometimes sarcasm doesn't come out well in the black-n-white of words.

So, were you being sarcastic, centerfield? Because I, with no sarcasm intended, did think it was a great analogy. disgusted points out that avid animal rights people are 100% set that animals should never be mistreated, no matter the circumstance. But really...why aren't babies, the "least of those" among us, accorded the same vehement rights of protection for their lives?

Great point, disgusted.

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EarlyBird

Mar-11-13 8:25 AM

One bad apple don't spoil the whole barrel through. Just curious why such concerned people wouldn't ask if they could help the people who are trying to save the horses from the glue factory before they are starved, no neighbors or people passing by care enough to do more than complain.

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EarlyBird

Mar-11-13 9:26 AM

To some of us the Horse is nearly sacred and is a very respected icon of our American History and Heritage. Another novel idea here, how about the Cowboy Hall of Fame people have benefits for the Horses instead of themselves all the time. The benefit money raised could be shared with those who are trying to save the horses form being glue and Canadian hamburgers.

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