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Discussion in 'Pre-Veterinary' started by InfiniVet, Mar 23, 2007.

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  2. ShelterGirl

    ShelterGirl UC Davis SVM 2012 5+ Year Member

    Dec 21, 2006
    Bay Area, CA
    OMG that poor girl. Truly stomach-turning :mad: :mad:
  3. wildfocus

    wildfocus DVM/PhD student 5+ Year Member

    Nov 14, 2006
    Rocky Mountain High
    i read about this a couple of days ago... what kind of person does such a thing?
  4. QTkitty

    QTkitty CSU PVM class of 2011 2+ Year Member

    Jan 24, 2007
    It makes me sick to my stomach to know that we live in a world where people can be so cruel...
  5. Habibti

    Habibti 2+ Year Member

    Mar 6, 2007
    Anyone else think 'future serial killer?'
  6. LuckyJo

    LuckyJo KSU CVM 2011 2+ Year Member

    Nov 14, 2006
  7. Fairyblastt

    Fairyblastt UC Davis class of 2013 5+ Year Member

    Jan 14, 2007

    That is what I was thinking too. This is just sick. Makes you want to lock your pets inside...
  8. philomycus

    philomycus The Tree Rat 7+ Year Member

    Aug 21, 2006
    In an oak tree...
    oh... my...God.

  9. rosemma

    rosemma MSU CVM c/o 2012 7+ Year Member

    Feb 14, 2007
    That makes me want to throw up. I can't believe someone could be so cruel... to a little girl or to a dog!
  10. isitAprilyet

    isitAprilyet 2+ Year Member

    Nov 29, 2006
    i dont know where i read this, but stats show that people who display cruelty to animals are prone to exacting similar aggression on humans. i'm not sure what the numbers are, but u can google it, i'm sure. there's a serious need for our legal system to see animal cruelty as an offense on par to human-related violence. its really awful and a shame. :(
  11. QTkitty

    QTkitty CSU PVM class of 2011 2+ Year Member

    Jan 24, 2007
    I actually read a great article this weekend at my parents house in People or USWeekly or one of those magazines about a vet (of course I can't remember her name...) who is working as sort of CSI for crimes on animals and is trying to increase the sentences for offenders by showing that those who harm animals are likely to injure humans as well. That was the longest sentence on the planet hahaha!
  12. wivet2011

    wivet2011 2+ Year Member

    Mar 9, 2007
    I've heard the same thing. I want to say that the studies showed animal abuse in childhood correlated with domestic violence later in life (but I might be wrong and either way violence is still violence).

    Anyways, I agree with you about needing a change with the legal system. People get off way to easy for animal abuse (if they even get caught). At least in this case, it's also being viewed as a threat towards the girl, not just as animal cruelty, so hopefully the creep will get more than just a slap on the hand.
  13. Hollycozza

    Hollycozza 5+ Year Member

    Oct 30, 2006
    New South Wales
    At least in this case it seems the authorities are taking it seriously, didn't the homicide squad get involved? I've definitely heard that there is thought to be a correlation between children who torture animals and grow up to be serial killers....
  14. ratbandit

    ratbandit 2+ Year Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    I heard on tv somewhere that there are lawyers who represent the humane societies trying to force people convicted of animal cruelty to submit DNA testing in case they commit crimes later in life. Turns out the guy who inspired the whole case (I think he crushed a dog's skull with some kind of tool) wound up committing a violent crime against a person 6 months after being convicted of animal cruelty.
  15. hoodle

    hoodle UC-Davis DVM/PhD 2+ Year Member

    Dec 18, 2006
    you can totally see it... i mean, if you're capable of such utterly incomprehensibly atrocious acts in the first place, what's the difference between a person and a dog? If your inhibitions are so far gone, then the world's your oyster... and not in a good way.


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