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  • Most jurisdictions’ criminal statutes function as misdemeanor offenses.
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    • 1. Animal Law CRJS 230 Hudson Valley Community College Valerie A. Lang, J.D., M.L.S.
    • 2. The New York Times February 27, 1999, Saturday, Late Edition - Final Albany Notes; A Wave of New Bills Bearing Victims' Names
    • 3. Buster’s Law Signed in to law June 28, 1999
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    • 6. Buster, November 30 th , 1997
    • 7. Forms of Cruelty:
      • failing to provide food, water, shelter, veterinary care, or
      • animal fighting  
      • acts such as overworking an animal
      • atrocious, depraved acts
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    • 16. The Unquestionable Link
      • “ On Saturday of last week, I made my first kill.
      • The victim was a loved one,
      • my dear dog Sparkle. I will never forget the howl she made.
      • It sounded almost human.
      • We laughed and hit her and hit her more.” - from the diary of Luke Woodham, 16, charged in the stabbing death of his mother, and the shooting deaths of two students and wounding seven others in Pearl, Mississippi.
       
    • 17. Felony Status In general, a felony is an offense for which a sentence to a term of imprisonment in excess of one year is authorized.
    • 18. Buster’s Law
      • § 353-a. Aggravated cruelty to animals
      • 1. A person is guilty of aggravated cruelty to animals when, with no justifiable purpose, he or she intentionally kills or intentionally causes serious physical injury to a companion animal with aggravated cruelty. For purposes of this section, "aggravated cruelty" shall mean conduct which: (i) is intended to cause extreme physical pain; or (ii) is done or carried out in an especially depraved or sadistic manner.
    • 19. "The question is not, Can they reason ? nor, Can they talk ? but Can they suffer ."   -Jeremy Bentham
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      • At the time of Buster’s tragedy, only 17 states had felony cruelty laws.
      • As 2010, 46 states have some felony provisions in their anti-cruelty laws.
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      • The Times Union (Albany, New York)
      • November 9, 2007 Friday 1 EDITION
      • `Buster's Law' ex-con indicted in sexual assault
    • 22. “ Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” Dr. Martin Luther King
    • 23. This is dedicated to Buster…
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