Thursday, December 13, 2007
Animal Hero or Dognapper?
The trial began Wednesday for an animal rights activist accused to stealing a dog she claims was being mistreated by her owner. Thought the defendant, Tammy Grimes admits to taking the dog the defense is not acknowledging the crime to amount to theft. While the law states that animals amount to personal property and subject to theft, the animal rights activists claim "dogs are much more than that".
Terry Nelson-Bunge, the State College representative for Dogs Deserve Better, said she believes Grimes had no choice but to take the dog.
And now I ask you: who's more annoying animal rights activists or cops? Usually, I would argue cops (you know, the fear, the bright lights, the abuse of power) but this time? I just don't know. No choice but to take the dog? That just belies a complete misunderstanding of what the word choice means. Seriously.
Original Story - wjactv.com