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    Default Puerto Rico applauds guilty verdict in horse abuse case

    A bit of good news today:

    http://content.usatoday.net/dist/cus...34553507.story

    The first person convicted under Puerto Rico's toughened animal cruelty laws, and he was convicted for abusing a horse.



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    Possible 15 years? Wow.
    Thanks for sharing that. Sounds like lost tourism income really helped with the animal abuse laws there.
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    I went to PR the year before last. It is so beautiful, the people are wonderful. I just loved it. But the number of stray and diseased dogs was just appalling. There were some that, had I had a gun, I would have shot on sight to put them out of their misery.

    I hope that there will be more education of the general public about spay/neuter through this law.
    I realize that I'm generalizing here, but as is often the case when I generalize, I don't care. ~ Dave Barry



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    Isn't PR where those kids took a horse out in the jungle and stabbed it to death? An ex race horse wasn't it? Regardless, good to hear they are stepping up and doing something.



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    And if he doesn't get a hefty amount of time in prison, I'll gladly write a letter telling them they lost my tourist dollars as well.
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