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Vulnerable Victims: Increasing Animal Cruelty Sentences to Reflect Society's Understanding of the Value of Animal Lives


Adam Lamparello


Indiana Tech - Law School

Megan E. Boyd


Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law

2013

Connecticut Law Review, Vol. 45, 2013

Abstract:     
More should be done to deter animal cruelty. Crush videos, which depict horrific acts of animal cruelty, should be banned. The advisory Guidelines range — as well as the five-year statutory maximum sentence for animal cruelty cases — should be substantially increased. Additionally, courts should continue to impose severe sentences upon those who subject animals to senseless and deadly violence. In so doing, the law will recognize the intrinsic value of animals as conscious, living creatures worthy of legal and constitutional protection.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 10

Keywords: criminal law, sentencing, courts, animal law

JEL Classification: K40

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Date posted: December 5, 2013 ; Last revised: January 2, 2014

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Lamparello, Adam and Boyd, Megan E., Vulnerable Victims: Increasing Animal Cruelty Sentences to Reflect Society's Understanding of the Value of Animal Lives (2013). Connecticut Law Review, Vol. 45, 2013. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2363480

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Adam Lamparello (Contact Author)
Indiana Tech - Law School ( email )
1600 E. Washington Blvd.
Ft. Wayne, IN 46803
United States
Megan E. Boyd
Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
1021 Georgia Ave
Macon, GA 31207-0001
United States
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