HomeAnimal lawsanimal abuseAbusing a raccoon is less serious than abusing a cat. Discuss.

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Abusing a raccoon is less serious than abusing a cat. Discuss. — 8 Comments

  1. That judge is a shame. The man should have been in more trouble because he claimed the victim was rabid and then fed a rabid carcass to his dogs, which could have spread the disease. Either way the punishment should fit the crime. Burning a live animal to death should be dealt with severely.

  2. I cannot watch any of these videos. I just cannot bear it. All animals are sentient beings who feel pain.

    By definition, this quote from Wikipedia: “Animal euthanasia (euthanasia from Greek: εὐθανασία; “good death”) is the act of putting an animal to death or allowing it to die by withholding extreme medical measures…Euthanasia methods are designed to cause minimal pain and distress.”

    Drowning and and other cruel methods of killing an animal obviously inflict pain and distress. Therefore, anyone who ends an animal’s life in a merciless way is guilty of an extreme act of animal abuse, and cannot be considered as employing a form of euthanasia. 😱😠😭🐾

    • Laurie, I checked out the story. Does it change my assessment that this is animal cruelty and a crime. Raccoons may be nuisance animals in Florida allowing people to kill them without prosecution but surely it has to be humane killing – a version of euthanasia. Setting fire to a raccoon is not humane and is cruel.

  3. This is one of those cases that will stick with me. This judge failed to protect the people as well as the animals here, besides giving animal lovers everywhere the finger. I can’t watch the video. I already have nightmare images burned in my brain. What are the judges going to do when people take the administration of justice into their own hands?

    • Well said. I deliberately did not publish the video here. It is far too horrible. There is an ISIS element to it.

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