Christina Dean: Prolonging cruelty

February 3, 2014 

When I read there was a puppy mill bill up for a Senate vote this spring, I was ecstatic. It gave me such hope that maybe the great state of North Carolina would do the right thing to protect innocent dogs against animal cruelty.

But, alas, my hopes have greatly diminished since reading the two articles regarding the puppy mill legislation: “Senator blasts governor over puppy mill legislation,” Jan. 28, and “Rabon apologizes for remarks on puppy mill bill,” Jan. 29.

In 2009 a stronger bill was shot down in the House and Senate because it was too strong. Really? There’s the tragedy right there. Now, a much lesser bill may be in jeopardy of passing. All those who object to passing a bill that would protect animals from cruelty need to do some soul searching.

Christina Dean, Raleigh

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