New Mexico ranked as tops in animal abuse

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Sound laws and a fair justice system is what makes a society civilized. States where there are fewer laws protecting animals will only serve those who wish to do cruelty and abuse. ~ HfH

By: Amarillo Globe News

AP FileThis undated photo provided by Animals' Angels shows severely malnourished horses in Valencia County at the Dennis Chavez feedlot in Los Lunas, N.M. As horse rescue operations struggle to keep up with a growing number of neglected, abused and starving animals, some are advocating humane horse slaughter as a way to control an exploding equine population.

AP FileThis undated photo provided by Animals’ Angels shows severely malnourished horses in Valencia County at the Dennis Chavez feedlot in Los Lunas, N.M. As horse rescue operations struggle to keep up with a growing number of neglected, abused and starving animals, some are advocating humane horse slaughter as a way to control an exploding equine population.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico once again tops an undesirable list. The latest: being named one of the best five states to be an animal abuser.

The rankings are made in a report by the national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund, which does an annual analysis of animal protection laws.

According to the report, New Mexico, Iowa, South Dakota, Wyoming, and Kentucky are among the states where animal abusers get off easy.

Among other weaknesses, the group says New Mexico has inadequate felony provisions for neglect, no felony provisions for abandonment, no provisions on sexual assault, no increased penalties when animal abuse is committed in front of children and no provisions for veterinarians to report suspected animal abuse.

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AUTHOR: Posted by Habitat for Horses Calaway
5 Comments
  • Ohio just sent to Congress for vote The Dick Goddard LAW…………….

    December 19, 2013
    • Thank god for Dick Goddard…he has done so much for the animals….every state should have a Dick Goddard…this is such a crime that today we have such lack laws for our animals……shame on us…..

      December 21, 2013
      • Dear Marilyn,As long as I can remember Mr. Goddard has been trying to get this done in Ohio, oh Yes every State needs a man like him, I wish he was out West for the horses, he is relentless in his animal cruelty quest !!!! Gods Speed Mr Goddard…..

        December 21, 2013
  • Nancy Albin

    What Now? What can we do to stop this? My head is going to explode we have to think of something…. Please

    December 20, 2013
  • Nancy Albin

    are you sure? cuz i haven’t seen it on there calender schedule or whatever they call it wait i gotta go have some coffee & wake up. I was just hoping for a Miracle from God… that is the only thing that will have to make this stop right now cuz they know the market is going to crash probably by summer & there are going to be riots everywhere so be safe.

    December 22, 2013