Whats Worth Fighting for

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What Is Worth Fighting For? Dozens of puppies were found either dead or dying on man’s small property in Shallowater, Texas. Inside the house, the few living dogs were found eating other dogs just to stay alive, and carcasses were scattered all across the area. A sheriff announced that the feces was said to be “ankle deep” in certain parts of the house. The owner was later arrested and charged with only two misdemeanors. I believe we the people could prevent these kind of acts from happening so often. No matter how gruesome of an act it is, animal abuse is only a Class A misdemeanor unless the offender has two prior convictions. Although as of September 1, 2001, people who committed acts of cruelty or the torture of animals can receive worse punishments. The maximum sentence would be tried as a felony with up to $10,000 in fines and or two years in jail. In Houston today, we have Houston SPCA Cruelty Investigators which receive over 8,500 calls per year about animal abuse, neglect, and cruelty. These six investigators are extremely committed and take their job very seriously, no matter what the cost. The SPCA also works nationwide with law enforcement officials and other humane organizations for aid in certain cases.
Although there are many cases in which the punishment should be more harsh, there is a specific one that touched people’s hearts. A ten month old puppy was dropped off at the Operation Kindness shelter by two men that found her stranded near their apartment. The dog was terrified, sixty percent of her body was covered with burns, and she even had stab wounds in some areas. Neighbors claimed that the dog’s owner was Deshann Quatrail Brown, and a woman had said Brown was incredibly angry because he wanted his dog to mate with hers, but that his dog "would not cooperate." Witnesses explained that later that day, they saw the dog running through the…...

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