Mississippi State Statutes 97-41- 7 & 97-41- 9 Are Useless
Both crimes are covered under MS 97-41- 1 for all creatures, except dogs & cats.
Both crimes are covered under 97-41- 16 (2) (a) or (b) depending on intent.
It is just wrong to charge under statutes that carry a $10 to $100 fine.Read more
Dear Advocates working to end the Tippah County Fair “Rabbit Scramble” and any comparable inhumane event in our nation, please email Mr. Bob Martin of the Mississippi Fair Commission. Remember you are the voice for the animals and for their sake and to promote good will and build relationships even with people we don’t agree with please be polite and respectful. We are sharing the following script as a guideline. Do not think we are restraining your free will and advocacy, but polite and respectful is tried and true – even if our message isn’t heard this year we Will Be the Voice for Exploited and Cruelly Treated Fellow Creatures.
While the effort is not over, we are thrilled that this important issue is gaining national attention and that so many are calling for positive change. Please continue to spread the word and send a letter to the Tippah County Board Supervisors here (thanks to our friends at Justice for Animals). Read the article here.
Animal Advocacy Initiative of Mississippi (AAIM) and In Defense of Animals – Justice for Animals Campaign are taking aim at the Tippah County Mississippi Fair for holding “Farm Animal Scramble” events, during which organizers release rabbits, chickens, pigs, goats and calves into the arena and let small children chase them until they catch them. Rabbits are chased by children aged 4 and under–an age where children have little to no understanding of how animals as vulnerable as rabbits (prey animals with very delicate spines) should be handled. This event is scheduled for August 11th, 2016.Read more
This post is the second in a series on each of the Mississippi State Cruelty to Animals Statutes
and how they serve or fail justice. Responses are welcomed. Together we will understand how
to utilize the laws we now have to protect animals, and why we must unite to improve the
statues that defy justice. Our comments follow your reading of the statute.
This post is the first of a series on each of the Mississippi State Cruelty to Animals Statutes and how they serve or fail justice. Responses are welcomed. Together we will understand how to utilize the laws we now have to protect animals, and why we must unite to improve the statues that defy justice.Read more