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  • yo mama
    March 02, 2012 - 10:01

    Want to stop animal cruelty?, bring back eye for an eye justice like they do in civilized countries. Problem solved...when when our justice system realize that violence is the only way?.

  • Judy Hunter, President, Central Paws
    October 05, 2011 - 07:49

    We are not sure why this legislation HAS TO WAIT until spring. It has been a long time in the works and needs to be addressed now, not in the spring. Lives depend on it!

  • Shirley Flight
    October 03, 2011 - 19:12

    Unfortunely,it's too late coming and far too many abusers have gotten away with their horrific acts .On the up side, thank God the issue is at least being acknowledged.As for the harsher penalties being enforced,well,I guess we'll just have to wait and see now,won't we? I truely hope and pray that the justice system will go as far as it possibley can and make an example out of those caught and put the fear of God in the ones who might consider it, and make them think twice before they act.

  • Amy
    July 02, 2010 - 13:34

    This is one small step in the right direction.

  • Jean
    July 02, 2010 - 13:30

    I truly believe that if you can abuse a helpless animal you will abuse a human being....plain and simple!! Up the fines, BUT jail time HAS to be added in there!!

  • Randall
    July 02, 2010 - 13:25

    rg, I agree 100%

  • Rusty
    July 02, 2010 - 13:20

    Let's just hope this legislation has some teeth!!

  • Yvette
    July 02, 2010 - 13:20

    Its long overdue, but I am happy to see the ball rolling. People in general are decent and not going to tolerate this in today's society. Abuse and neglect is wrong. Thats it, wrong, no other word for it and its time for Newfoundland to show the world that we care about the welfare of animals. I won't say what I personally think should be done, but jail time would make me smile and get my vote.

  • rg
    July 02, 2010 - 13:15

    Its easy to talk he talk, lets see if our government can walk the walk. These people who abuse and neglect animals are more dangerous then most small time criminals. If you are found with a joint of weed you get put away for 2 years less a day, yet you can beat, kill, starve, emotionally/physically abuse animals and you get a slap on the wrist.. And you can go out tomorrow and do it all again to another animal. These people are abusing creatures that can not fend for themselves, creatures that rely on humans for survival.. That makes these people lower them scum. People who would abuse/neglect an animal should be given federal time and have the same abuse forced on them

  • Brenda
    July 02, 2010 - 13:15

    Hats off to new legislation! Don't you just love to hear how hard government works at getting legislation right! After six years, they will definately have created a model for the rest of the world to emulate! However, cynic that I am, regulations are of no use if the municipality doesn't enforce them and neighbours of animal abusers stop being cowards. In my neigbourhood, like many others in small towns, nieghbours stick their heads in the sand because they are too cowardly to speak out and municipal employees don't want to step on anyone's toes. So much for animal abuse and all other types being addressed in rural Newfoundland. Hope the townies have more success!

  • Heather
    July 02, 2010 - 13:15

    It can't happen quickly enough

  • m
    July 02, 2010 - 13:14

    I competly agree with rg! After all it was us Humans who domesticated cats and dogs, so we have the responsiability to protect them.Harsher sentancs will send a message.Once a man spends time in HPM for animal cruelty, i'm sure he would think twice before commiting the act again!

  • Skeptical
    July 02, 2010 - 13:09

    It's about bloody time! I'm sick to death of hearing stories about the cruelty of these bloody savages, allowed to keep helpless animals when they can't even properly look after themselves. Bloody louts. Lock them up and throw away the key.

  • Amy
    July 01, 2010 - 20:23

    This is one small step in the right direction.

  • Jean
    July 01, 2010 - 20:19

    I truly believe that if you can abuse a helpless animal you will abuse a human being....plain and simple!! Up the fines, BUT jail time HAS to be added in there!!

  • Randall
    July 01, 2010 - 20:12

    rg, I agree 100%

  • Rusty
    July 01, 2010 - 20:03

    Let's just hope this legislation has some teeth!!

  • Yvette
    July 01, 2010 - 20:03

    Its long overdue, but I am happy to see the ball rolling. People in general are decent and not going to tolerate this in today's society. Abuse and neglect is wrong. Thats it, wrong, no other word for it and its time for Newfoundland to show the world that we care about the welfare of animals. I won't say what I personally think should be done, but jail time would make me smile and get my vote.

  • rg
    July 01, 2010 - 19:55

    Its easy to talk he talk, lets see if our government can walk the walk. These people who abuse and neglect animals are more dangerous then most small time criminals. If you are found with a joint of weed you get put away for 2 years less a day, yet you can beat, kill, starve, emotionally/physically abuse animals and you get a slap on the wrist.. And you can go out tomorrow and do it all again to another animal. These people are abusing creatures that can not fend for themselves, creatures that rely on humans for survival.. That makes these people lower them scum. People who would abuse/neglect an animal should be given federal time and have the same abuse forced on them

  • Brenda
    July 01, 2010 - 19:55

    Hats off to new legislation! Don't you just love to hear how hard government works at getting legislation right! After six years, they will definately have created a model for the rest of the world to emulate! However, cynic that I am, regulations are of no use if the municipality doesn't enforce them and neighbours of animal abusers stop being cowards. In my neigbourhood, like many others in small towns, nieghbours stick their heads in the sand because they are too cowardly to speak out and municipal employees don't want to step on anyone's toes. So much for animal abuse and all other types being addressed in rural Newfoundland. Hope the townies have more success!

  • Heather
    July 01, 2010 - 19:54

    It can't happen quickly enough

  • m
    July 01, 2010 - 19:53

    I competly agree with rg! After all it was us Humans who domesticated cats and dogs, so we have the responsiability to protect them.Harsher sentancs will send a message.Once a man spends time in HPM for animal cruelty, i'm sure he would think twice before commiting the act again!

  • Skeptical
    July 01, 2010 - 19:45

    It's about bloody time! I'm sick to death of hearing stories about the cruelty of these bloody savages, allowed to keep helpless animals when they can't even properly look after themselves. Bloody louts. Lock them up and throw away the key.