STAFF BLOG REPUBLIC INSIDER Should South Dakota have a felony charge for animal cruelty?
It was reported today in The Daily Republic that South Dakota is one of only four states without a felony charge for animal cruelty. A recent alleged case of cruelty to a dog has inspired a Mitchell w... Posted on 9/10/09 at 4:46 AM
BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota has one of the nation’s weakest laws against animal cruelty, activists said while submitting a citizen initiative Tuesday that would make it a felony to severely mistreat a cat, dog or horse.
Think before we jump to new laws
To the Editor:
In reference to the letter on animal cruelty by Jan Johnson:
I do not believe in animal cruelty, but there are a lot of things to think about and define rather than just making animal cruelty a felony.
A Mitchell woman is circulating an informal petition, calling for the state’s animal cruelty law penalty to be changed from a misdemeanor to a felony.
April Boyd, office manager at local veterinarian Dr. Kevin Hubbert’s office, said a recent incident — in which a pit bull puppy allegedly had its ears cut off with scissors by its owner — is the impetus for the petition. She is circulating the petition both in person and online.
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