The Pen is Mighter Than the Sword part 2
For California residence here is our means to speak up and write for AB 2012: California Assembly Direct Link
Here is the Digest of what AB 2012 consist of… An act to amend Section 597 of the Penal Code, relating to cruelty to animals: Existing law provides, subject to exceptions, that every person who overdrives, overloads, drives when overloaded, overworks, tortures, torments, deprives of necessary sustenance, drink, or shelter, cruelly beats, mutilates, or cruelly kills any animal, or causes or procures any animal to be so overdriven, overloaded, driven when overloaded, overworked, tortured, tormented, deprived of necessary sustenance, drink, shelter, or to be cruelly beaten, mutilated, or cruelly killed; and whoever, having the charge or custody of any animal, either as owner or otherwise, subjects any animal to needless suffering, or inflicts unnecessary cruelty upon the animal, or in any manner abuses any animal, or fails to provide the animal with proper food, drink, or shelter or protection from the weather, or who drives, rides, or otherwise uses the animal when unfit for labor, is guilty of a crime punishable as a misdemeanor or as a felony, or alternatively as a misdemeanor or afelony and a fine of not more than $20,000. This bill would revise the punishment for this offense to provide that it is punishable by imprisonment in a county jail for not more than one year, or in the state prison, or by a fine of not more than $20,000, or by both that fine and imprisonment. The bill would make other technical, nonsubstantive changes. By revising the penalty for an existing crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason
Sadly to say California past ‘Governator Arnold’ vetoed AB 2012 ( August 2010), Here is the link to review the history and who supported the bill AB 2012. http://totalcapitol.com/?bill_id=200920100AB2012
Shame on you Arnold, what a legacy… that might later bite you in your ‘you know where’.
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