Monday, December 17, 2012

New Mexico named one of the worst for animal abuse

New Mexico has been named one of the top five states for animal abusers, alongside Iowa, Kentucky, North Dakota and South Dakota. It's news that’s alarming to many New Mexico residents. “They're defenseless. You should treat 'em just like your own child,” animal lover Janice Raley said. She has her own one-year-old dog named Ginger. The list was created by the Animal Legal Defense Fund, which rates states based on punishments for animal abuse offenders, education programs to prevent animal abuse, and the law enforcement authority afforded to humane officers. New Mexico received an “F” for the felony charges available in animal abuse cases, and didn’t have many of the programs other states had to prevent it from happening in the first place...more

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