The Moral Laws Of Animal Abuse And Misdemeanor Laws

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Animal abuse is a big and sad problem throughout the world, and some of the laws can be illogical. Animal abuse can range from not giving food and/or water to purposely buying and stabbing animals for no absolute reason other than satisfaction. There are two different types of animal abuse which is neglect and cruelty. Animal neglect is defined as failure to provide adequate care for an animal with the basic necessities for life/health like food, water, shelter, veterinary care, affection, and a comfortable space. Animal cruelty is defined as when an individual purposely inflicts physical harm or injury on an animal. Punishments of those crimes can vary from first to third offense and $500-150,000 fine and/or 15 days to 10 years in prison. The first thing to know is felonies and misdemeanors. Felonies are the most severe type of crime and is punishable by a consequential fine and a prison sentence in excess of one year. …show more content…
Make the laws easy for an average person to read and understand what to follow. The laws against animal neglect and animal cruelty have a wide gamut from each state. Fines can range from $500-150,000 and imprisonment ranges from 15 days to 10 years in prison. I believe it should be the same throughout the country so you can’t somehow cheat the system and live in a specific state to have a lesser charge. Also I believe that animal abusers should be put into a system just like sex offenders because then you can keep track of there records and address. They shouldn’t be able to get closer than 10 feet to an animal. Then they should have an increased charge of, depending the severity, thirty years in prison. For example, a man once bought puppies to take them home just to brutally and systematically, choke and stab them to death. The court couldn’t give him a higher charge and because of the law so they could only put him in prison for ten

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