Animals are precious. Do you think laws should be harsher to protect animals from neglect ? Prison sentence or a fine ?

South Africa
March 26, 2017 1:47pm CST
South African law now allows a private citizen to bring charges against a person who has mistreated animals, not just actionable by the state. People's pets are like family, and should always be well cared for.
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@Shwetasingh (1361)
27 Mar 17
Defiantly it should happen. Afterall pets are a part of family. Although we don't have one but still I love animals specially cats and I think proper care should be taken of them as they are someway dependent on us.
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• South Africa
27 Mar 17
Hi Shweta ! Thank you for your insightful points! I couldn't agree more - our pets they are completely dependent on their owners. Lovely to meet you!
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27 Mar 17
@PopcornPop same here.
• United States
28 Mar 17
I definitely think that there should be harsher laws to protect animals. Anyone that could hurt an innocent animal is not a good person at all and probably has some serious issues and will more than likely escalate to more serious crimes as well.
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• South Africa
28 Mar 17
Hi Casey! Great to meet you ! Very true - how we treat animals shows our character ...great comment ! Thank you for sharing your view !
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• Prairieville, Louisiana
27 Mar 17
Good law United States should have that law.
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• South Africa
27 Mar 17
I agree ! Too often animals are mistreated. Laws need to protect the paw members of society !
• Prairieville, Louisiana
27 Mar 17
That dog attached to your post is so cute.
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• South Africa
27 Mar 17
My dear Louis ! I blog about him ( and he is on YouTube ! ) bitsnbobs2016.wordpress.com it's a blog called Tips And Tails about cocker spaniels! With funny stories !
@dragon54u (31605)
• United States
26 Mar 17
Hooray for South Africa! I think that if a person harms an animal intentionally they should be put in prison. If they will harm an innocent animal they will certainly harm a human. The same goes for harming children. People like that do not deserve to be free. I would go as far as to say that they should be completely isolated from society for life.
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