Elections are Next Week but Do you KNOW where the Candidate Stands on Your Right to Animal Ownership?!?
So I get an email this morning that I found rather alarming-Attorney Zandra Anderson* is out there promoting someone running for District Attorney who wants a permanent animal cruelty cruelty court for Harris County-Her email below my comment concerning the animal cruelty law in Texas that is illegal and unconstitutional as written and enforced!!!
Animal Cruelty & Harris County’s Race for District Attorney
No emails regarding a political race have ever been sent by this site before, but an exception was made based on Kim Ogg’s position on Animal Cruelty. Kim Ogg is running for Harris County District Attorney.
Harris County used to have a division dedicated to animal cruelty but that was abolished by Mike Anderson, former Harris County D.A. He died while in office and the position was taken over by his wife, Devon Anderson, the Interim Harris County D.A. Ms. Anderson has not reestablished a permanent animal cruelty division in the D.A.’s office.
Kim Ogg will establish a permanent Animal Welfare Prosecution Unit dedicated to investigating and prosecuting animal cruelty cases in Harris County. She also will create an Animal Crime Advisory Board to help create protocols for this division.
Check out Kim’s platform on Animal Cruelty on her website: Kim Ogg’s Platform on Animal Cruelty
“As your next DA, Kim Ogg will fight to raise public awareness that animal cruelty is a crime, and will institute a reliable, well-publicized report-and-response system to serve citizens who report animal abuse.” [**BLOGGERS NOTE BELOW]
Kim was endorsed by the Houston Chronicle and won the Houston Bar Association’s Judicial Preference Poll. She is the former Executive Director of Crime Stoppers which aided in the arrest of numerous felons. She served as Houston’s first Anti-Gang Task Force Director and is a former Chief Felony Prosecutor.
Early Voting: October 30 (Thursday) and October 31 (Friday) 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Election Day Voting Tuesday, November 4, 2014 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
*Zandra Anderson recently participated in an illegal and unconstitutional animal seizure during a bankruptcy case as reported in a 5 part series of post on this blog. Links -When Animal Seizures Are Laws: https://topcatsroar.wordpress.com/2014/09/04/when-animal-seizures-are-lawless-then-all-animal-ownership-is-at-risk-part-1/
**Examples of citizens who report animal cruelty–NFP organizations who will benefit from the sales of these animals, Disgruntled neighbors, spouses, and of course there is that Animal Rights Extremist/Terrorist who possibly doesn’t own an animal, who believes that to own an animal is an act of cruelty in itself…That’s the category that Wayne Pacelle is in as other advocates working for HSUS, PETA or some other Animal Rights Extremist organization. and will provide them with a means for advertising to collect donations.
One look at Kim Ogg (or is that Ugh!?!) at her stance on what’s needed in Harris County, Texas, on animal cruelty is a total waste of tax payer money when the government has no interest in animals and as a US citizens the government gives us PROTECTED Constitutional Rights that can not be ignored. This woman if she becomes District Attorney for Harris County is promoting taking away you property rights.
The animal cruelty law addresses INTENTIONAL animal cruelty and nothing more. There is no exact definition of animal cruelty in the law and therefore can not subject citizens of Harris County to malicious prosecution. Kim Ogg (UGH) would therefore be promoting such prosecution and is on her agenda. She claims it is simple yet far from it; there is nothing simple about an animal cruelty case and would only led to cases against Harris County-more waste of taxpayer money!!!
Kim’s Animal Cruelty Plan is simple:
- Institute a permanent Animal Welfare Prosecution Unit whose prosecutors devote 100% of their time
to the investigation, prosecution, and coordination of animal cruelty cases in Harris County; identify and
assign these cases at Intake Division of DA’s Office.
- Aggressively charge and prosecute all individuals who intentionally and knowingly kill, torture, or hurt
- Seek legislative changes that raise the penalty levels for such crimes, without necessity of commission of
same offense twice before making it a felony offense.
- Collect restitution for animal treatment providers from Animal Cruelty criminals.
- Create animal cruelty reporting system linking public and private resource providers to insure a
consistent response by all agencies handling Animal Cruelty criminal investigations and general animal
- Create a ‘warning system’ to notify reported individuals whose actions constitute chronic inhumane
treatment of animals that they will be subject to criminal prosecution if they fail to change their actions.
- Lead a public awareness campaign against Animal Cruelty.
- Create an Animal Crime Advisory Board to help draft all policies and protocol described above.
- When appropriate, include pets in Domestic Protective Orders.
Disclaimer connected to this blog…Things said are of my opinion and the opinion of others…Stay tuned and do NOT vote for Ogg (UGH) for District Attorney. -B