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Animals Get More Justice

Updated on July 9, 2011


Cases in Point

I am sure that everybody is aware of the trial of Casey Anthony. She was acquitted of the charges of murder and manslaughter of her daughter Caylee.

What you may not have heard of, is the trial that took place in New Orleans this week. An elderly couple was found guilty of animal cruelty; they had dressed up a Monkey as a pirate at Mardi Gras.

I do not know what their punishment will be but imagine what it could be if they had abandoned that monkey for thirty days, I shudder to think.

Casey Anthony will be released from prison on 13th July, having served time whilst awaiting trial. That’s it, plus a $1000 fine.

I’m sure the elderly couple would be happy if they were awarded the same.

In the first case, the law has been served, yet justice has not.

The second case displays justice as it should be.

Don’t children deserve at least the same justice as animals? OK, I know children can’t vote but there again, neither can animals.

No Justice


There is now a petition on the internet, to bring in new laws dealing with the non- reporting of incidents involving children. A petition! Why should any one have to raise a petition to acquire rights for children, they should already be there but if they are not, then what sort of leaders need to be petitioned to correct the lack of foresight.

I discuss law and justice in my hub and this is a clear case where although the law has been appeased justice has not.

In the treatment of Caylee there has been no justice. I cannot say if the jurors were at fault, I was not there and did not see and hear what they did. However, that was about the death of the child. What about the treatment of the child prior to death and soon after. There are definitely questions to be answered on child abandonment, cruelty to children, and abuse of parental powers, dangerous recklessness, leaving the scene of a crime, illegal dumping and various health violations.

For justice to prevail, on release, Casey should be arrested and sent to jail on charges of which I don’t care. It could be: acting in a court room, disrespect to parents, getting pregnant before getting a heart or even littering of the sidewalk. It doesn’t matter but in order for her daughter to obtain any kind of justice, Casey should accept these charges and not fight them in a court of law. One way or another she should do more jail time.

Also a legal ruling should be made that neither she, nor any other member of her family be allowed to make money from Caylee’s death, whether it be by books, articles, movies or interviews.

For once, with the world watching, America should show that its justice system is not something of the past; it still lives and can prevail.


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      Kate 5 years ago

      Should they even need to ask? Of course animals don't get as much justice as humans lol duh. If a pet is wandering the streets alone in a near death condition, even the RSPCA are often powerless to help due to lack of money. If that were a child the police would be there, it would be all over the news and there'd be all hell to pay with reform being demanded. Same with animals tortured to're lucky to even see it reach the courts, let alone get justice.....if it were a human they would call it MURDER and it would be all over the news so don't give me that shit about animals having more rights than us you nut jobs lol

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      JT Walters 6 years ago from Florida

      I totally agree. Animals are treated much better than children int his country.


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      Don A. Hoglund 6 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      It is the irresponsibility of the prosecutors to prove their case. The jury can only judge on the basis of what is presented.

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      gogogo 6 years ago

      The Prosecutor of the Casey Anthony Case is the only person to blame for what happened. He did not prove his case to me, and watched every minute of the actual trial, and even before.He never said how how the beautiful young child died, so how could the Jurors find her guilty, and thanks to him we can never prosecute her again, wven if she admits to having killed her daughter. Yes Justice was not served, but the Prosecuters should have gone to trial with a better case, even if it meant waiting until they had more proof.

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      Apostle Jack 6 years ago

      I could not agree more.

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      rafken 6 years ago from The worlds my oyster

      You are talking of the legal side. I am talking of the justice. These are as different as apples and oranges. Apples, Oranges both are linked by being fruits. Law and justice both are linked by being controlled by lawyers. Both should be satisfying but if one is ignored and left to rot, it will always leave a bad taste in your mouth.

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      Robephiles 6 years ago

      Apples and Oranges, the Casey Anthony trail included capital charges that there was no hard evidence for. She was a neglectful parent and a crazy person but her punishment of a $1,000 fine and time served would be consistent with that charge. The couple with the monkey will probably get probation and maybe a couple hundred dollar fine. If they get more than that then you can start getting upset about it.