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Petitioning Mayor Mayor Mike Coleman and 1 other
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Mayor
Mayor Mike Coleman
Chief of Police
Chief Kim Jacobs

Stop letting animal abuse go unpunished!

This is important because animals are being abused everyday and no one does anything about it. They (the police) do not hold anyone responsible. Someone needs to speak up for these defensless animals.
http://www.examiner.com/article/kitten-euthanized-due-to-severe-torture-kids-responsible-get-away-with-it?cid=rss


Letter to
Mayor Mayor Mike Coleman
Chief of Police Chief Kim Jacobs
Stop letting animal abuse go unpunished!
Kitten euthanized due to severe torture: Kids responsible get away with it
http://www.examiner.com/article/kitten-euthanized-due-to-severe-torture-kids-responsible-get-away-with-it?cid=rss

It happened in West Columbus OH, but happens everywhere and we have to be on top of the cruelty, the abuse and the completely unacceptable behavior that children impose upon innocent animals. An unidentified woman told ABC 6/FOX 28 on Saturday that after witnessing animal abuse at the Wedgewood Village Apartments complex, she called the police.
It was said that a children’s game got out of control when a group of about 12 kids aged 4 to 13 nearly tortured a kitten to death. They were stomping on him or her, using wielding sticks to poke the animal and used a squirt gun filled with milk to try to drown the cat. Do these children have any conscious or are they brought up to impose torture and cruelty upon other living things? Is this a sign for what is to come for future abuse on animals and people when these children are older? It has to be stopped!

According to a Columbus Police report, the kitten was taken to OSU Veterinary Medical Center for treatment once the police stopped the cruelty. The kitten’s injuries were so serious that they resulted in having to euthanize the animal.

Unfortunately, no arrests were made, but can the question of “why not?” be asked? Is it because all of the suspects are juveniles? Should this matter? Who is going to stop children from torturing innocent animals if no one takes a stand? It was said that an office was going to “attempt” to contact the parents. This is a deplorable lack of care for innocent living creatures!

According to Ohio Law
959.13 Cruelty to animals.
(A) No person shall:

(1) Torture an animal, deprive one of necessary sustenance, unnecessarily or cruelly beat, needlessly mutilate or kill, or impound or confine an animal without supplying it during such confinement with a sufficient quantity of good wholesome food and water;

(2) Impound or confine an animal without affording it, during such confinement, access to shelter from wind, rain, snow, or excessive direct sunlight if it can reasonably be expected that the animals would otherwise become sick or in some other way suffer. Division (A)(2) of this section does not apply to animals impounded or confined prior to slaughter. For the purpose of this section, shelter means a man-made enclosure, windbreak, sunshade, or natural windbreak or sunshade that is developed from the earth's contour, tree development, or vegetation.[;]

(3) Carry or convey an animal in a cruel or inhuman[e] manner;

(4) Keep animals other than cattle, poultry or fowl, swine, sheep, or goats in an enclosure without wholesome exercise and change of air, nor or feed cows on food that produces impure or unwholesome milk;

(5) Detain livestock in railroad cars or compartments longer than twenty-eight hours after they are so placed without supplying them with necessary food, water, and attention, nor permit such stock to be so crowded as to overlie, crush, wound, or kill each other.

(B) Upon the written request of the owner or person in custody of any particular shipment of livestock, which written request shall be separate and apart from any printed bill of lading or other railroad form, the length of time in which such livestock may be detained in any cars or compartment without food, water, and attention, may be extended to thirty-six hours without penalty therefor. This section does not prevent the dehorning of cattle.

(C) All fines collected for violations of this section shall be paid to the society or association for the prevention of cruelty to animals, if there be such in the county, township, or municipal corporation where such violation occurred.
Effective Date: 01-17-1977
Ohio
http://onlinedocs.andersonpublishing.com/oh/lpExt.dll?f=templates&fn=main-h.htm&cp=PORC
Ohio Rev. Code Ann 959.01
Cruelty to animals is defined as: “Torture an animal, deprive one of necessary sustenance, unnecessarily or cruelly beat, needlessly
mutilate or kill, or impound or confine an animal without supplying it during such confinement with a sufficient quantity of good
wholesome food and water; affording it access to shelter; carry or convey an animal in a cruel or inhuman[e] manner.” (Note, there
are other provisions which govern the conditions in which production animals are cared for and transported.) Cruelty to animals is a
2nd degree Misdemeanor with a fine up to $750 and/or imprisonment up to 90 days.
Cruelty to companion animals is defined as: “knowingly torture, torment, needlessly mutilate or maim, cruelly beat, poison, needlessly
kill, or commit an act of cruelty against a companion animal.” The first offense is a 1st degree Misdemeanor with a fine up to $1000
and/or imprisonment up to 90 days. A second or subsequent offense is a 5th degree Felony with a fine up to $2500 and/or imprisonment
up to 12 months. Any fines collected from this offense shall be paid to the society or association for the prevention of cruelty to
animals, if there be such in the county, township, or municipal corporation where such violation occurred. Exemptions are made for
scientific research, veterinary care, dogs used for hunting or field trials, farming and veterinary care. Abandoning an animal is a minor
Misdemeanor with a fine up to $100.

OHIO LAWS MUST BE ENFORCED!