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Guess Who is Against “Windchill’s Law” in Wisconsin?

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Please support AB 401 also known as “Windchill’s Law.” Find out below who registered against this common sense bill.

About the bill from http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2011/related/proposals/ab401

“Under current law, with limited exceptions, no person may treat an animal in
a cruel manner. The penalties for a treating an animal in a cruel matter depend upon
the extent of injury to the animal and whether the person acted negligently or
intentionally. Under current law, a person who intentionally treats an animal in a
cruel manner resulting in mutilation, disfigurement, or death to the animal, is guilty
of a Class I felony and may be fined up to $10,000, imprisoned for up to three years
and six months, or both.
Under this bill, a person who intentionally treats an animal in a cruel manner
resulting in great bodily harm, mutilation, disfigurement, or death to the animal is
guilty of a Class I felony. Great bodily harm means bodily injury which creates a
substantial risk of death, or which causes serious permanent disfigurement, or
which causes a permanent or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any
bodily member or organ or other serious bodily injury.”

Sounds like common sense, right? But guess who is against it; The Wisconsin Bear Hunters Association and Safari Club International. Why does this not surprise me?

http://ethics.state.wi.us/scripts/currentSession/legprops.asp?key=REGAB401
More about Windchill’s Law and the story behind it:
http://www.superiortelegram.com/event/article/id/63054/

 
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Posted by on March 9, 2012 in Uncategorized, Wisconsin Insanity

 

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