Week of 3/6/17
On Tuesday, activists and advocates for animals rallied in the Rotunda. If you missed it, here are two news media accounts.
- Existing Animal Cruelty Laws Inadequate, Advocates Say (WUKY’s Josh James, March 7)
- Animal Advocates Fight to Toughen Cruelty Laws (LEX 18, March 7)
Meanwhile in Texas, city officials in Amarillo are considering a measure that would impose a $200 fine plus veterinary expenses upon someone convicted of raping an animal. Baby steps?
In Georgia, where it is already a crime to sexually assault animals, a landscaper is facing a felony charge for raping his customer’s dog.
And a side-note: it emerged this week that John Finnis, the Oxford law professor who captivated a young Neil Gorsuch (Trump’s Supreme Court nominee) likened same-sex intimacy to bestiality. No word on whether this might inspire the Kentucky General Assembly to finally outlaw sex with animals.