Monday, December 10, 2012

Florida Cruelty to Animals Statutes



HELLO,

It came hard to our attention that both Tito and Tomoe had come to untimely death under suspicious circumstances. Below is an excerpt from the Florida Cruelty to Animals Statutes.

Florida Cruelty to Animals Statutes

FLORIDA STATUTES
TITLE XLVI. CRIMES

CHAPTER 828. ANIMALS: CRUELTY; SALES; ANIMAL ENTERPRISE PROTECTION

828.12. Cruelty to animals

(1) A person who unnecessarily overloads, overdrives, torments, deprives of necessary sustenance or shelter, or unnecessarily mutilates, or kills any animal, or causes the same to be done, or carries in or upon any vehicle, or otherwise, any animal in a cruel or inhumane manner, is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or by a fine of not more than $5,000, or both.

(2) A person who intentionally commits an act to any animal which results in the cruel death, or excessive or repeated infliction of unnecessary pain or suffering, or causes the same to be done, is guilty of a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or by a fine of not more than $10,000, or both.

Some quotes on the subject of animals and their relationships with human beings (Animal Welfare Quotes).

"Love of animals is a universal impulse, a common ground on which all of us may meet. By loving and understanding animals, perhaps we humans shall come to understand each other." - Dr. Louis J. Camuti, first US veterinarian to devote his practice to felines only.

"When a man has pity on all living creatures then only is he noble." - Buddha Siddhartha Gautama, Indian founder of Buddhism Religion and Philosophy

"If man is not to stifle his human feelings, he must practise kindness towards animals, for he who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant, German Philosopher

"He who harms animals has not understood or renounced deeds of sin. Those whose minds are at peace and who are free from passions do not desire to live at the expense of others." - from Acharanga Sutra - Jainism - Non-Vedic Religion of Old India

"We cannot have peace among men whose hearts find delight in killing any living creature." - Rachel Carson, American Author and Marine Biologist

"Murderers very often start out by killing and torturing animals as kids." - Robert K. Ressler, FBI Serial Killer Profiler

'Tito Two'

The current background photo is of 'Tito Two'. he was my only friend and companion for the three and a half years I lived alone. I...