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March 25, 2005

The culture of life

Hat tip to Taranto:

Cabot farmer serving reparative sentence for cow deaths

BARRE – A Cabot farmer convicted of starving his cows to death has begun serving a reparative sentence imposed by Washington County prosecutors as part of a plea bargain.

Christian DeNeergaard pleaded guilty to five misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty in January. He received a suspended one-year sentence as well as 30 days of work crew assignment as part of a deal with prosecutors. DeNeergaard, 47, may not own or possess livestock during his year of probation and must also undergo alcohol-abuse counseling.

In October, then-Washington County State's Attorney Tom Kelly said he would seek at least some jail time for animal neglect, which claimed the lives of at least 11 cows.

"We think some jail time is appropriate," said Kelly in an October interview. "The cows suffered tremendously."

Thank goodness we live in a society that simply will not tolerate those who allow innocent cows to starve to death. I mean, if we permit the slow death by dehydration and starvation of bovines, what's next? Horses?

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Dude, Don't have a cow. At least the heifer in question had a living will....

Posted by: TehBadPlace | Mar 25, 2005 9:12:41 PM

I notice there has been no mention of the law Bush signed in Texas that allows babies to be cut off from life support without their or their parents consent. Seems more relevant than some cows.

Posted by: evilweasel | Mar 26, 2005 8:59:51 AM

It's because that bill was a compromise (couldn't pass the bill he wanted due to the Grim Dems) and an improvement over an earlier bill. I'm sure you are aware of that fact.

Posted by: TehBadPlace | Mar 26, 2005 9:20:36 AM

Evilweasel, regurgitating talking points without digging into them is the sort of thing I expect from Knight. Not you. You're better than that; be better.

Posted by: Voice of Reason | Mar 26, 2005 11:32:09 AM

hay!!
good project :)
senks :)

Posted by: FreeStoring | Dec 11, 2007 1:51:32 PM

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