I obviously trust the SPCA more than the guy who can't string two sentences together coherently. Leaving a puppy outside all day is abusive. Dogs are social animals, and they depend on close attention from and interaction with their family, particularly at an early age.
So, your opinion is since I don't bring the dog inside is that I should lose the dog and be thrown in jail for animal cruelty?
There's an animal in my community who isn't being cared for properly—is that cruelty?
Yes, it is. You don't have to hit an animal to be cruel to him—depriving an animal of food, water or necessary medical care is neglect, which is a form of cruelty. There are two general categories of animal neglect: simple neglect and gross, willful, cruel or malicious neglect. Simple neglect (failure to provide basic needs) is not always considered a criminal act, and can often be resolved by the intervention of local animal care and control or humane agencies, which may be able to offer resources and educate offenders on how to provide proper care for their animals. However, a growing number of states make a distinction between simply failing to take adequate care of animals and intentionally or knowingly withholding sustenance. Accordingly, "willful" neglect is considered a more serious, often prosecutable offense.
Bushie, you're not going to go to jail even if somebody actually did report you. The police don't have time to deal with that (they're too busy beating up black people and drug users). The most drastic thing that would happen is that you'd have the dog taken away from you.
There is no reason for the dog to be taken. We are not mistreating him. Everybody is just trying to frame me and blackmail me. Opie is right, this is a pure witch hunt.
Ooh, that's a new one. I like it. What are we demanding from you as part of this blackmailing deal?
I usually "win" these things, just driving up and about to and in LA, or elsewhere in the Socal area, not to mention that I hit the Bay area at least once a year via a surface vehicle. The rest is gravy.
Probably done about 40 CD's or so, so far this year. And I hit NYC every October usually I might add.
This is going to be a boring debate if no one is going to defend conscription. Cmon guys. Lets hear some solid conservatives and egalitarian leftists cheer on the good old draft.
- Installing patriotism and respect for the concept of duty and service to the nation in the youth.
- Anchoring the military in society.
- Securing democratic and humanistic values in the armed forces and avoiding a militaristic ethos.
- Getting recruits from all segments of society, not just the lower classes and the rubes (ie How many Congressmen had sons or daughters in Iraq and Afghanistan? How many billionaires?).
There should be something for everyone. Left and right.
These arguments make me ambivalent instead of opposed to it. Especially the last two because it is very scary when the military becomes a means to itself (much like the unions arguably once were) though I must say that a lot of spending on the military really holds up the economy and pours a lot of money into research and education.