I’ve been thinking about this Be The Change For Animals post for a while. I thought I had it all planned out in my head but now that I am sitting down to write it, it’s like I have writer’s block. My own fault for waiting until today to try to come up with a good post. So I’m going to switch topics and pray that the next Be The Change, I will be better prepared.
If you’ve been reading this blog in the past week you know we had some issues at an investment property we own. You can read the whole story here.
While I was researching the charges brought against the intruder, I found that the cruelty to animals charge is classified as a Misdemeanor U. The charge totally confused me, so I did a little research.
A Misdemeanor U is an unclassified crime that still has penalties. In the state of CT a cruelty to animals charge is punishable by up to 30 days in jail and a $50.00 fine.
I don’t know about you, but I find this totally unacceptable.
For my Be The Change For Animals post tonight, I am calling for harsher penalties for animal cruelty. I intend on contacting my State Representative and ask him what I need to do to get this important issue before the legislature.
I encourage you to do the same. Take a moment to find out what the penalty for animal cruelty is in your state and if you don’t think it’s strong enough, then find out what you need to do to change it.
Together we can be the change.