Guilford County Considers Tougher Animal Cruelty Laws

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Guilford County is seeking to get tougher on animal cruelty laws. Commissioner Linda Shaw gave a new ordinance proposal to Guilford County Commissioners Thursday afternoon.

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Concerned

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It is way past time for this-these people need to be held acountable for what they have done & be punished!
truth

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What about tougher laws to protect people!

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Concerned wrote:
It is way past time for this-these people need to be held acountable for what they have done & be punished!
I agree.
Lou

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I think that is great. It seems that animal abuse is on the rise, and it needs to be stopped. I have a rescued chow mix that had his ears cropped. It was a very unprofessional job--a vet would never mutilate a dog this way. There are only 2 stubs where his ears used to be. He came to me afraid to be touched. And he was afraid of the house. He is slowly learning that hands can be kind and loving, and a house is dry and warm. He is safe here. He has learned to wag his tail. He is happy. He is brave and forgiving, willing to face his fears and hope that this time things might be better. If only people could see the heart and mind, some of the abuse might stop. In the meantime, let's put them away where they can't hurt anything else.
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youre going to need a real animal control agency to enforce these new laws, the current unit is useless.

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truth wrote:
What about tougher laws to protect people!
Isnt there such a thing as the Human Rights Movement, let them deal with that.
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High Points animal control don`t get to involved in animal abuse, but they will shoot a dog in a second! I people being arrested on tv and think all those abusers should move here where they would be safe to treat a animal anyway they want.
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truth wrote:
What about tougher laws to protect people!
I agree! I hate to see animals suffer & think there should be tougher laws to protect them, BUT what about all the human babies that are killed each year, or child abuse, rape, ect. Why protect all these animals all the while we allow abortions for our own kind.

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Lou wrote:
I think that is great. It seems that animal abuse is on the rise, and it needs to be stopped. I have a rescued chow mix that had his ears cropped. It was a very unprofessional job--a vet would never mutilate a dog this way. There are only 2 stubs where his ears used to be. He came to me afraid to be touched. And he was afraid of the house. He is slowly learning that hands can be kind and loving, and a house is dry and warm. He is safe here. He has learned to wag his tail. He is happy. He is brave and forgiving, willing to face his fears and hope that this time things might be better. If only people could see the heart and mind, some of the abuse might stop. In the meantime, let's put them away where they can't hurt anything else.
Good words, Lou. I can't, for the life of me, imagine why someone would crop a chow's ears. I, too, have a rescue who was afraid to be touched & who had not been in a house for a very long time. He has learned that petting is always available. He even gives me hugs when I scratch his sides. He's my shadow. He always has to know where I am.
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It's good to see that Guilford County is at least tightening restrictions on exotic pet owners, but these animals shold be banned as pets altogether. Big cats, snakes, and other large mammals are dangerous, time consuming, and extremely expensive. These animals deserve to be in the wild where they belong, not in cage in someone's backyard. There is no way a human can adequately provide for these animals, who roam hundreds of square miles and eat large amounts of prey in the wild. Furthermore, exotics like big cats pose a danger to the public: captive big cats are responsible for 599 attacks on humans since 1990. There is no reason for people to be owning these animals--they are not domestic pets. Help us ban private ownership of big cats: www.bigcatrescue.org
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It is about time the south strengthened their animal laws. while they are at it how about stricter spay neuter laws so that so many are not getting killed in the shelters.Some of the shelters are abusing animals and they need to address that as well

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