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These kind of stories make me sick. I am still amazed that some people feel the need to torture animals for entertainment. The kids who did this will grow up to be voilent towards humans as well. Basically, a carless disregard for life.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
The following is from The Dallas Morning News:<br><br>
Teens allegedly fed kittens to a pit bull<br><br><br><br>
Dallas: Woman says she tried to step in but got attacked by adult<br><br>
11:40 PM CDT on Tuesday, September 26, 2006<br><br><br><br>
By SERGIO CHAPA / Al DÃ*a<br><br>
Police are trying to learn the names of several teenagers and one of their mothers after the teens allegedly fed kittens to a pit bull at a northeast Dallas apartment complex Monday night.<br><br><br><br>
A police report states that the juveniles took several kittens from a blue plastic box, threw them on the ground and kicked them to a pit bull, which tore them apart.<br><br><br><br>
A woman who stopped with her family to check her mail at the Sienna Springs Apartments at 9455 Skillman St. in far northeast Dallas about 7:20 p.m. Monday said a group of children and teenagers had gathered around to watch the spectacle.<br><br><br><br>
"It was very disgusting," said Elia Brown, 33, of Dallas. "There were 20 kids watching. Some of them, like the younger children, were scared, some were shocked, and some of the older ones were enjoying it."<br><br><br><br>
Ms. Brown tried to intervene but said she was assaulted by the pit bull owner's mother, who allegedly told her to "mind her own business."<br><br><br><br>
Some of the teenagers allegedly scooped up the kittens' bodies in a yellow bucket while others chased Ms. Brown and her family with sticks and bats.<br><br><br><br>
"My two children were very afraid," she said Tuesday. "We couldn't stay there that night. ... We're going to have to move. We can't be around that."<br><br><br><br>
Senior Cpl. Donna Hernandez said detectives from the department's northeast division are investigating the case but need to find the pit bull and the bodies of kittens and identify people who were at the scene.<br><br><br><br>
Ms. Brown described the youths at the scene as being between 12 and 17 years old.<br><br><br><br>
Managers at the apartment complex did not return calls seeking comment.<br><br><br><br>
James Bias, president of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Texas, said his organization was shocked to learn of the incident but more stunned that an adult may have permitted the cruelty.<br><br><br><br>
"The idea that these animals had to be subjected to abuse is horrendous, but we've got an adult around watching and condoning their actions," he said.<br><br><br><br>
Under state law, torturing or killing an animal in an act of cruelty is a state jail felony punishable by six months to two years in jail and a $10,000 fine.<br><br><br><br>
Mr. Bias said juveniles arrested for the severe acts of animal cruelty can be tried as adults.<br><br><br><br>
"My hope would be that law enforcement working with prosecutors would take this as far as they can under state law," he said.<br><br><br><br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>countMeVeggie</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><br>
Under state law, torturing or killing an animal in an act of cruelty is a state jail felony punishable by six months to two years in jail and a $10,000 fine.<br></div>
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I wonder if the state recognises cows as animals.<br><br>
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oh they meant PET animals are protected by that law, thats cool i guess.
 

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I wonder if the state recognises cows as animals.<br><br>
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oh they meant PET animals are protected by that law, thats cool i guess.</div>
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As animals yes but no they are not protected under the same laws as cats and dogs.<br><br>
There are two seperate welfare laws for animals classified as pets and those classified as farm animals, save for the horse which also most of the time falls under the pet laws.
 

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thats disgusting. if I ever saw kids doing that I might hurt someone baseball bats or not. If only they could all get locked up for a very long time
 

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My cat Sadie was found by a woman who saw some kids trying to feed her to her rottweiller. Apparently this was their second attempt. Sadie is still a super friendly cat! (cat on right)
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Ayrlin</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
As animals yes but no they are not protected under the same laws as cats and dogs.<br><br>
There are two seperate welfare laws for animals classified as pets and those classified as farm animals, save for the horse which also most of the time falls under the pet laws.</div>
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Only the cats and dogs who are private pets have any protection. Cats and dogs in labs can be burned, starved, dehydrated, shocked, poisoned, etc.
 

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That's sick. How someone can actually watch something like that and not do anything about it is disgusting.<br><br><br><br>
Thalia-Your cats are precious!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
I hope that never happens to Sadie again.
 

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Thalia-Your cats are precious!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
I hope that never happens to Sadie again.</div>
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Thanks. I ask her about it, and she just purrs. I think she probably purred that the kids were paying attention to her and didn't know any better. She likes dogs, too.
 

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Only the cats and dogs who are private pets have any protection. Cats and dogs in labs can be burned, starved, dehydrated, shocked, poisoned, etc.</div>
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Not in all states, animal protection laws vary state to state
 

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well so far they have charged 2 people<br><br><a href="http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/stories/092906dnmetkittenfolo.258aefff.html" target="_blank">http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcont....258aefff.html</a>
 

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Not in all states, animal protection laws vary state to state</div>
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I would appreciate seeing the law in any state that gives this protection to lab cats and dogs.
 

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<div class="quote-block">The kids who did this will grow up to be voilent towards humans as well.</div>
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Will I win the lottery?
 

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Only the cats and dogs who are private pets have any protection. Cats and dogs in labs can be burned, starved, dehydrated, shocked, poisoned, etc.</div>
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Just to clarify, in Texas pets have little to no protection. You can legally shoot your dog if you decide you don't want him anymore. As long as it's not "cruel" then you can kill your pet.
 

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I would appreciate seeing the law in any state that gives this protection to lab cats and dogs.</div>
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Ayrlin is in TX, i think she meant that in some states private pets have no protection.
 

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The kids need to get into theopy and FAST. The mother of the dog's owner needs to go to jail, and HOPEFULLY, although doubtful the dog can be rehabilitated so he/she can be adopted out to a caring family. Remember one thing. It's not the dog's fault.
 

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Thanks for the clarification <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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