Despite how disheartening the increases in animal cruelty have been, one good thing is that there are more laws protecting them now and more law enforcement being given latitude to get the bad guys (and girls). Never underestimate how important it is to tell your local legislators that you expect animal cruelty to be met with stiff penalties and jail.
Enjoy; I hope this balances the post on animal cruelty last week. It made me have a better day.
Federal grand jury indicts 2 in dragging death of Buddy the dog
Ex-fire official convicted of dog beating in SoCal
UPDATE: Embattled Greyhound Trainer Speaks Out
New Ordinance Curbs 24-Hour Dog Chaining; Allows Ticketing Of Barking Dog Owners
China to jail people for up to 15 days who eat dog
And here is a good organization that I just found online: