This artical was a bill, made by the Minnesota House of Representatives. This artical talks about the revistion of mistreatment of animals. it provides the specific penalties for the crimes committed for animal cruelty. Engaging in toture or cruelty that results in substantantial bodily harm = gross misdemeanor. second violation within 5 years will be a 2 year felony. Torture or cruelty resulting in death or great bodily harm = 2 year felony. torture or cruelty to a pet to threaten, intimidate otr terrorize another person resulting in substantial bodily harm = 2 year felony. harming a service animal to death or great bodily harm 4 year felony. death or great bodily harm to a pet, 4 year felony.
Sloan , Karen. "Ban Mexican Rodeo Events Debated Is it animal cruelty or a cultural connection?." Omaha World pg. B.112 13 2007 December 14, 2007 http://proquest.umi.com/pdqweb?did=1398136021&sid=1&Fmt=3&clientld=47945&RQT=309&VName=PQD.
Nebraska is trying to ban Mexican cowboys from holding Mexican Rodeos in their state. Im Mexican Rodeos they include Steer tailing, horse tripping and calf roping. none of which I believe in. they a can cause rope burns, abrasions, dislocations, torn tendons and ligaments and broken legs. Veterinarian's disagreeded weather the animals were getting hurt during these events. the rate of injury is far less that one percent. but this sport is also already illegal in seven states. The cowboys in this artical were cited for animal cruelty in July for having five malnourished horses, with extensive scaring on there legs.The men were pleated guilty, each were fined $900 and the horses were confiscated. haha.