Why They Can Legally Kill Your Dog

Why they can legally kill your dog.

“Legally in America, a stuffed animal counts more than your dog, Buddy”

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Are Companion Animals – Person or Property?

American law recognizes two basic categories, namely “person” and “property”.

“Legally” therefore, persons have legal rights, and animals are considered, property and don’t have any legal rights.

Presently “companion animal laws” [dogs and cats] in America are only about protection and welfare, of property you own, not about intrinsic individual rights.

In America you can viciously kill your neighbors companion animal, and since companion animals are classified by us humans as property, it is legal.

“Legally in America, a stuffed animal counts more than your dog, Buddy”

How can that be? If you have a collector edition stuffed animal valued at $350.00 and your neighbor steals it, you can sue your neighbor in court and can get the court to award you the value of $350.00.

If, however your neighbor shoots your family dog, Buddy, you can do nothing legally, and receive no compensation for Buddy. Legally courts and the law value companion animals, as no value, just property.

*JEREMY AND KATHRYN MEDLEN have two children, but with eight-year-old Avery around, it often felt like three. A beloved mixed-breed mutt with flopped-forward Labrador ears, Avery was a member of the family, welcome on the couch, included on vacations, a fixture in family photos. But in June 2009, the dog spooked at a thunderclap and fled the Medlens’ Fort Worth, Texas, backyard. He ended up at a nearby shelter, where his overjoyed owners found him the following day. They lacked the cash to pay the required fees, however, so a “hold for owner” tag was placed on Avery’s cage until their return. But when Jeremy Medlen arrived with the cash and his two children in tow, their pet had disappeared. Somehow, there’d been a mix-up, the Medlens were told. Avery had been accidentally, “put to sleep”.

The Medlens learned that according to American law, animals are only property, “but they are not like other types of property. Although an heirloom is ‘sentimental,…an owner’s attachment to a beloved pet is more: It is emotional…based…on the rich companionship it provides, ‘the court found, and ‘cannot be shoehorned into keepsake-like sentimentality for litigation purposes.’ The Medlens were stunned. If this were true, they argued, one could seek sentimental damages for the destruction of a ‘taxidermied’ pet deemed an heirloom, but not for a euthanized animal.”

*Essay by Cara Feinberg  published in the Harvard Magazine titled “Are Animals ‘Things” ?

My question is this: Do these two scenarios seem right? Are we in still in medieval times, or are we in the 21st century, where life has value over property. If you agree that companion animals have a right to life, as do humans, and should not be treated as disposable property in these enlightened times, then please help us make it against American law to kill homeless, shelter companion animals in America. Please join and support the Companion Animals Right to Life Act – C.A.R.L.A. at www.CARLA.website.

 

Steve Monahan,

Founder, Executive Director

C.A.R.L.A. – COMPANION ANIMALS RIGHT TO LIFE ACT

www.CARLA.website

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 “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” Gandhi

 

Congressional Leaders. Please answer this question that over 100 million companion animal owners – and voters – in America are asking.

WHY MUST WE KILL 4 MILLION COMPANION ANIMALS IN AMERICA EVERY YEAR? 

Companion animals are like family members to most Americans, They sleep in our beds, they protect us, they unconditionally love us, Our police, government and military K 9 companion animals keep our cities, counties and Nation secure, and have given their lives to protect us. Our therapy dogs help the disabled, the young, the elderly, the blind and those in hospitals and nursing homes. They are right there with our first responders in time of need in disasters. They hunt with us, play with us and even teach us and our children compassion and love. How can we turn a deaf ear, a blind eye and a cold heart to them when they are in need. When they are thrown out of their homes, how can we not show them compassion? When they then need us, when they become homeless, How can we kill them?

America was founded on the highest human values. America was and still remains a moral nation. In this country of reverence and respect for life, creativity, justice and a can do spirit is killing 4 million healthy homeless shelter companion animals every year the only answer to our homeless animal challenge?

I’ve been the founder and executive Director of an animal welfare organization in Atlanta Georgia since 2005. We have provided spay & neuter, food pantries, and death row animal rescue and foster homes and adoptions. We have worked cooperatively with other rescue organizations across America. We have worked with local animal shelter directors, city and county leaders. We have been recognized by the Georgia Senate and City of Woodstock for our efforts on behalf of Georgia’s families and companion animals. We have written a best seller book, RESCUE RENEW REHOME. We publish a daily companion animal magazine, write weekly blogs and are active on social media and speak on animal welfare reform. Despite these 11 years of concentrated effort on our part and that of our loyal thousands of supporters and fellow companion animal lovers we must acknowledge that only a small dent has been made by us and every local and national welfare groups, including HSUS, ASPCA, Best Friends, and PETA  to end the killing of 4 million companion animals every year in America.

The ASPCA, American Society for Prevention Cruelty to Animals, was founded in 1866 by Henry Bergh in New York City, to end the cruelty to animals. Today 150 years later we are still killing healthy and innocent companion animals in America. Every year across America approximately 3,500,000 to 4,000,000 companion animals are killed in America. To put it bluntly, Animal welfare in America is broken. We are not living up to our moral greatness.  I and millions of companion animal lovers in America are fed up. We no longer accept the status quo. And we no longer accept the broken promises of those elected and those in animal welfare who are supposed to save the lives of our homeless and shelter animals.

We are not going to take it any longer. We are fed up trying to get America’s government run animal shelters to change and come into the 21st century.

American’s have come to the conclusion that the only way to end the killings is to enact a National Act, to make it illegal across America to kill healthy companion animals.

Working around the margins like HSUS, ASPCA, PETA and Best Friends is doing will take another 150 years to end the killings. If the average number of killings was only 1.5 million not 4 million, since the ASPCA was founded to end the cruelty to companion animals we have killed over 225,000,000 healthy companion animals. If we continue at that rate for another 150 years we will kill another 225 Million pets. The carnage and killing cannot continue. These are not the actions of the great and moral nation we were founded on, and still are in our hearts still.

Doing the same thing… and expecting different results is like Einstein said…INSANE

My last great hurrah, before I depart this world is to help lead the efforts of America’s 100 million animal lovers to ensure a national law is enacted to end the killings of America’s innocent sentient beings, our faithful and loving companion animals. To accomplish that we have created the COMPANION ANIMALS RIGHT TO LIFE ACT – C.A.R.L.A. ​

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“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”

 

Until a Right to Life for our companion animals is the law in America animal rescue efforts by any animal welfare organization in America will not bring a final end to this tragic mark on America’s Society.

Companion animals are like family members to most Americans, They sleep in our beds, they protect us, they unconditionally love us, Our police, government and military K 9 companion animals keep our cities, counties and Nation secure, and have given their lives to protect us. Our therapy dogs help the disabled, the young, the elderly, the blind and those in hospitals and nursing homes. They are right there with our first responders in time of need in disasters. They hunt with us, play with us and even teach us and our children compassion and love. How can we turn a deaf ear, a blind eye and a cold heart to them when they are in need. When they are thrown out of their homes, how can we not show them compassion? When they then need us, when they become homeless, How can we kill them?

If we are to finally end the killing of our loving homeless companion animals, we must look inside ourselves as Americans’ and ask; when will we stop the killing of millions of our homeless companion animals every year in America.

The truth is we have the money and the resources to solve this problem. What is therefore lacking?  What we lack is a sense of urgency, a sense of outrage and a focused political effort to create a Nationally Law to protect the right to life for our companion animals.

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The 5 Lessons Death Row Dogs Taught Me About Living

5 Lessons Death Row Dogs Taught Me About Living

It’s important for me as a writer to do my art in a way that uplifts people, and celebrates nature and animals.

Our country came to a monumental fork in the road in the 80’s: The road to riches on one side, and the road to reverence on the other.

The majority of the world chose the road to riches.

A small minority chose, The Road to Reverence. Reverence for life; nature, and animals.

That choice has dramatically changed our world in the past 30 years; some say for the better, some say for the worst. One thing for certain is that choice has led us to a tragic loss of compassion and caring for one another…for nature… and for our animals.

10 years ago I was told I had a few months to live. A higher nature intervened however… and I was given a second chance.

With that new chance, I had a choice. I had a rare chance to go back and confront that fork in the road again. To choose the fork in the road to riches, or the fork that led to compassion, nature, and animals.

This time I chose the road less traveled. I chose the fork to Compassion, Nature and Animals. I chose the Road to Tirawa.

I have never been more at peace, and more in awe of the disconnectedness of life, nature and animals.

There is an ancient Pawnee Indian belief. It says;

“In the beginning of all things, wisdom and knowledge were with the animals, for Tirawa, [the One Above], did not speak directly to man. He sent certain animals to tell men that he showed himself through the animals, and from the animals, and from the stars, the sun and the moon, man should learn how to live.”

My teachers are now the animals of Tirawa, particularly dogs. I started a no kill rescue to give them a new lease on life: just as I was given. I chose the fork that would allow me to spend my remaining years in the natural and spiritual world of animal; not the secular world of material riches

5 Lessons on living a higher life that I learned from shelter dogs these past 10 years?

  1. Shelter dogs have taught me what selfless and unconditional love looks like.
  2. Shelter dogs have taught me how to live in the moment, no longer fretting about the past, or worrying about the future.
  3. Abused shelter dogs taught me how to love all: even those who hurt us.
  4. Abandoned and discarded shelter dogs have taught me to forgive all, even those who reject and wrong us
  5. And most of all shelter dogs have taught me how to live in joy and in peace, every moment of every day.

And that is why we are all really here: To do as our teachers, our dogs do: have fun, and share joyfully and fully, with forgiveness and hope each day in this miraculous and divine moment of time together.

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