A 19-year-old surrendered to authorities after a cat was found cocooned in duct tape in a Philadelphia yard last week.
James Davis, 19, told Pennsylvania SPCA law enforcement officers he wrapped a cat in duct tape the evening of September 21.
The cat, nicknamed Sticky, apparently spent several hours alone before being discovered in a yard on the 2200 block of Edgley Street. The female cat was so tightly wrapped in duct tape that she could not walk.
"I've been doing this for a lot of years and I have to say that this is the worst case … I've seen animal's feet duct-taped and their mouths duct-taped, but never a body suit like this," George Bengal of the PSPCA said.
My apologes if I was not entirely clear in OP. The message I wanted to pass was as they have no Constitutional rights, shouldn't they have? Afterall, every life is equal.
To me it seems, animals have no rights (under constituion); they are treated as property. They lack even the right not to be abused and tortured.
So how about enforcing thru constitution a right not to be abused and tortured? Surely this wont bring other aspects such as voting, taxes etc etc.
Originally posted by Iamonlyhuman
Is this seriously a thread about whether animals should have constitutional rights????
Ok, sorry for that but really guys....
The Constitution is for and should only be for HUMANS. The constitution LIMITS what laws can be enacted in protection of humans civil rights. Limits to laws... Animals can not and should not be expected to abide by the law of the land... humans can and should, therefore laws about human conduct have to be LIMITED in order to protect OUR rights.
Until we expect animals to abide by the law, the constitution should not protect them from it.
The constitution does not give anyone rights... it protects them through the limiting of laws. We are all born with rights whether we live in the U.S., Zimbabwe, or the moon.
Perhaps you do not understand the document itself. Please, please read through it... United States Constitution