Waterbury woman charged with animal a...

Waterbury woman charged with animal abuse

There are 12 comments on the WTNH story from Jun 29, 2017, titled Waterbury woman charged with animal abuse. In it, WTNH reports that:

Anita Marie Lockhart-Howard of Waterbury faces animal cruelty charges after people found her dog, Rudy, starving on the streets of Woodbury. They called Animal Control.

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jeanette duurvoort

United States

#1 Jul 4, 2017
SICK sick individual. This can not go unpunished. She needs to pay for ALL care of this poor innocent dog. Why oh will authorities do nothing? A stiff fine will generate income for shelters...idiots like this woman will think twice...Yes, hit someone in the pocket-they listen.
Put this deranged woman to work.
JustinCarol

Chicopee, MA

#2 Jul 4, 2017
So she starves the dog, looking at this fat ugly bitch, it doesnt seem to be a food shortage - She needs to be banned from having animals, and if there are any children around her, that is very concerning as well.

“Animal Testing Saves Lives”

Since: Apr 11

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#3 Jul 8, 2017
I hope she beats this. Any fine over $50 is excessive. Starving critters does no harm to society.
Virginia Vegetarian

Stafford, VA

#4 Jul 8, 2017
USA R0CKS wrote:
I hope she beats this. Any fine over $50 is excessive. Starving critters does no harm to society.
I hope she gets jail time. Cruelty to animals DOES cause harm to society. You can't admit it because YOU are an animal abuser.
Common Sense

Reading, PA

#5 Jul 8, 2017
Virginia Vegetarian wrote:
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I hope she gets jail time. Cruelty to animals DOES cause harm to society. You can't admit it because YOU are an animal abuser.
How does it harm society?
Virginia Vegetarian

Stafford, VA

#6 Jul 8, 2017
Common Sense wrote:
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How does it harm society?
Read the studies. You can read, can't you??

“Animal Testing Saves Lives”

Since: Apr 11

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#7 Jul 8, 2017
Virginia Vegetarian wrote:
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Read the studies. You can read, can't you??
I can and have read. So far, I see no tangible evidence. If you have actual evidence, simply provide it. This discussion is both factual and easy. You claim evidence of damage and yet have not provided it. YOU can end this by simply providing evidence. That is how science works. you make a claim and then substantiate it. Your hypothesis is that animal "abuse" harms society.
without evidence, the null hypothesis triumphs.
Virginia Vegetarian

Stafford, VA

#8 Jul 8, 2017
USA R0CKS wrote:
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I can and have read. So far, I see no tangible evidence. If you have actual evidence, simply provide it. This discussion is both factual and easy. You claim evidence of damage and yet have not provided it. YOU can end this by simply providing evidence. That is how science works. you make a claim and then substantiate it. Your hypothesis is that animal "abuse" harms society.
without evidence, the null hypothesis triumphs.
If you can read, then read the current DSM.

“Animal Testing Saves Lives”

Since: Apr 11

And Saving Lives is Good

#9 Jul 8, 2017
Virginia Vegetarian wrote:
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If you can read, then read the current DSM.
I no longer have any use for the DSM. I don't work in the mental health field any longer. I now work in the field of education. A diagnosis to satisfy insurance companies is no longer use for me. I am certainly not purchasing a book because you claim it has information. If you have a link, simply provide it. It is really simple if you have it. I will read it and if it supports your claims and is scientifically validated, I will change what I say. Science is always discovering new phenomenon and making new discoveries. If something new has been discovered and it is supports your assertions, just show it.
Virginia Vegetarian

Stafford, VA

#10 Jul 9, 2017
USA R0CKS wrote:
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I no longer have any use for the DSM. I don't work in the mental health field any longer. I now work in the field of education. A diagnosis to satisfy insurance companies is no longer use for me. I am certainly not purchasing a book because you claim it has information. If you have a link, simply provide it. It is really simple if you have it. I will read it and if it supports your claims and is scientifically validated, I will change what I say. Science is always discovering new phenomenon and making new discoveries. If something new has been discovered and it is supports your assertions, just show it.
You work in the field of education, do you? Well, I guess going for your GED is considered work, so good for you!

http://dsm.psychiatryonline.org/

“HUNTING RIGHTS ADVOCATE”

Since: Oct 08

Boggy Creek

#11 Jul 9, 2017
Virginia Vegetarian wrote:
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You work in the field of education, do you? Well, I guess going for your GED is considered work, so good for you!

http://dsm.psychiatryonline.org/
You do understand that psychology, psychiatry, and statistics are not exact sciences, don't you? They all deal in generalities with few, if any, hard and fast rules, psychiatry probably being the closest to exact of the three. The rules generated by these sciences have a plethora of exceptions and therefore don't supply many dependable indicators for things such as future behavior, just general probabilities. Statistics are the least exact of the three and are easily tainted by preconceived notions, deliberate manipulation, and the inability to cover all of the possible variables. Case in point (I hate to use the Nazi comparison but this one fits so well) Hitler was reportedly an animal lover and a vegetarian yet he still became one of the most prolific mass murderers of all times. The truth of the matter is that while there is an association between animal abuse and human abuse it simply shows us that many abusive personalities are indescriminent in who/what they abuse. There is no "cause and effect" relationship that dictates animal abuse will certainly be followed by human abuse. Also, as you and I have discussed before, the ARA definition of the word "abuse" is highly questionable. It ranges from things we can all agree on like setting animals on fire to things that nobody but ARAs would call abuse like horseback riding and pet ownership. With the evidence we have, concluding that there is a direct cause and effect relationship between animal abuse and human abuse is not scientifically possible.

“Animal Testing Saves Lives”

Since: Apr 11

And Saving Lives is Good

#12 Jul 9, 2017
Virginia Vegetarian wrote:
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You work in the field of education, do you? Well, I guess going for your GED is considered work, so good for you!

http://dsm.psychiatryonline.org/
The journal you mentioned isn't in the link you provided. even if it is there, the month and year of the article is typically provided for ease of reference. Since you didn't know this but claim to have a relevant article, why don't you simply type in the title of the article. short of that, just provide the author, journal, year and month. Thanks!

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