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Louie B. Free, you have it exactly right.
If the senator thinks that Nitro's Law would make the law tougher on animal abuse than on child abuse (a point I don't concede, but let's assume it is true), then the state of Ohio ought to get tougher on child abuse as well. Killing Nitro's Law served neither.
Of course, I believe the real reasons Sen. Niehaus has killed the bill are unstated. I would only be speculating to list those reasons here.
The message should be clear: If you are going to operate a kennel and take care of companion animals in the state of Ohio, you should be held to a high standard for their care, and face serious consequences if you fail to meet that standard. Instead, the message is, do as you will, for the penalties are of minor consequence.
December 14, 2012 at 10:58 a.m.