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Susie's Law signed in North Carolina

Discussion in 'Dog Ordinances & Laws' started by ohmidog!, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. ohmidog!

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    Susie, an 8-week-old puppy when she was tortured, burned and left to die in Greensboro last summer, yesterday became the first dog to sign a piece of legislation in North Carolina — one aimed at protecting her kind.

    Gov. Bev Perdue signed the animal cruelty prevention bill known as Susie’s Law. Susie, a pit bull mix wearing pearls and pink nail polish for the occasion, then put her paw print on the bill.

    “Today, we make our homes better and our streets safer for the people who inhabit this state,” said Perdue. “No matter if they have two legs or four legs.”

    It was about a year when Susie was tortured, set on fire and left for dead in Greensboro. Her ears were singed off and she was covered in maggots by the time she was found, about two weeks after the beating, which left her with missing teeth and a broken jaw, according to the Greensboro News & Record.

    Lashawn Whitehead, 21, of Greensboro, was convicted and sentenced to probation.

    Susie’s new owner, Donna Lawrence, was one of the forces behind the legislation, wanting to make sure that anyone who tortured a dog in the future would have to pay with jail time.

    Under the new law, any malicious abuse, torture, or killing of animals becomes a Class H felony, punishable by up to 10 months of jail time.

    “This law will also protect, I believe, North Carolina’s people,” said Perdue. “The data is pretty clear. For those of you who don’t know the data, people who are actually cruel and do this kind of stuff to animals, are five times more likely to do this kind of thing to a human being.”

    Perdue’s dog’s Dosie and Zipper also looked on as the bill became law.

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  2. XXX

    XXX Good Dog

    Yet another thing this HORRIBLE woman as done since the morons in this state elected her..... these words are too vague and as I read it prevents me from putting down my own animals... I'll have to read alittle deeper but I doubt i'll like what I see.
    "malicious abuse, torture, or killing of animals..."
  3. IzzysDad

    IzzysDad Good Dog

    Much of the wording is vague.
  4. MsAcer

    MsAcer Good Dog

    Vague wording means both lots of trouble and no real means to enforce anything, duh...
  5. jsorrow

    jsorrow Big Dog

    Hey look Satan is in that pic with Susie :)
  6. CoolHandJean

    CoolHandJean Krypto Super Dog

    LOL. Very close.
  7. hogar

    hogar Good Dog

    The problem is Laws like this are needed because people can be such pieces of shit. The down side is it effects all people hell in some areas you can not even raise livestock and slaughter it on the farm :eek: Idiots just continue to screw it up for everyone. We should not need them telling use beating a dog and setting it on fire is wrong. but some people do :mad:

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