On Animal Cruelty The Police Have Different Laws From The Rest Of Us

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Leaving dogs to die in a hot SUV is a cruel and irresponsible act, more so in the hands of Police who should know better. But what strikes most in this case is not the crime, but the punishment – or the lack of it:

‘Two police dogs have died after accidentally being left in a hot SUV in South Texas.
The Bexar (bayr) County Sheriff’s Office in San Antonio on Thursday announced Deputy Steve Benoy has been placed on 10 days of administrative leave.’

That’s right, 10 days of administrative leave. A member of the public accused of such crime would justifiably be punished with a massive fine, if not time in jail. For police officers, it seems the law is different from the rest of us.

If you wanted to argue that the law protects those in power, this would be perfect proof.

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About Dr Vadim Chelom

Dr Vadim Chelom is a Registered Veterinarian, a writer and an educator

2 comments

  1. Sarah Williams

    Last Fri a state Trooper killed my 8 week old SEVERELY handicap puppy that I had been bottle feeding since the day he was born by leaving him on the vehicle while he searched it meanwhile his car was running with the air on the whole time I asked him repeatedly to please put him in his vehicle or he would die when he finally did after about 30 mins he left the door of this car wide open …. It was 108° !!! He basically cooked my baby and it looks like he’s going to get away with it

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