How do we stop animal cruelty? Is it tougher laws? Tougher penalties? Bigger fines? More jail time? Public humiliation?
We've seen a lot of disturbing headlines lately. Horses malnourished or found dead from starvation, emaciated kittens found caged in a bin or thrown out on expressways, even pregnant rabbits thrown from cars.
We all cringe when we hear this horrific stories, but how do we stop people in their tracks? How do we make them know these are criminal acts?
It's sick, it's against the law, and it needs to stop now. Our society should have no tolerance for these kinds of acts against animals who can't protect themselves.
Fortunately, there are people in our community who work in the trenches 365 days a year to help animals. To help me understand this important topic, I invited in some of the best. Louisiana Humane Society Jeff Dorson, Spaymart President Lynn Chiche, Dr. Theresa Gernon of the Magazine Street Animal Clinic, Dr. Greg Rich of the West Esplanade Veterinary Clinic, June Booth from the House Rabbit Society all joined me today to help educate us about animal cruelty laws and policies.
We were also fortunate to be joined by Meagan McCarthy, whose cat Cinderella was left tortured and broken by her roommate. It is a heartbreaking story, but Cinderella is on the mend with the help of these very capable experts.
Take a listen to the podcast, and tell me what you think we can do as a society to prevent these types of stories from greeting us in the news. Thanks for listening!
FULL AUDIO: Angela talks to veteranarians and advocates about animal cruelty