02 Dec '16, 2pm

Sheep Farmer Fined For Killing Swans - How Anti-Cruelty Laws Are Never For The Animals:

Interestingly, Thompson is also a sheep farmer, and the court had been told that on the day of the swan-beating, it had already been a “traumatic day” for him because “he had been lambing and one of his ewes had been attacked and one of his lambs killed by a predator.” How utterly bizarre that we consider such a thing “traumatic,” while mere months down the line those very same lambs will be sent to slaughter by the same man who was fined for killing those swans. This is how anti-cruelty statutes work; they protect the decisions of property owners and work to solidify their property rights in animals by ensuring that “necessary” or “routine” treatment – often constituting treatment no different to how Thompson treated the swans – is protected by law.

Full article: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2016/12/02/sheep-farmer-fined-for...

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