OK - this is planned for WI - and is so classically potentially intrusive and restrictive - it takes the breath away!
I am all for fair treatrment to animals - meaning no gratuitous cruelty but this, well ........ wonder how it might affect bona fide hunters too. Craziness.
Bill Seeks to Make Animal Abuse Equal to Domestic Abuse in Wisconsin
Introduced by State Senators Fred Risser (D-26), Tim Carpenter (D-3), and Julie Lassa (D-24), Senate Bill 162 seeks to make harm or threat of harm to an animal a form of domestic abuse, potentially meaning the loss of ones Second Amendment rights.
SB 162 is outlandish because it not only equates animals to humans, but it does not include a definition of what harm or threat of harm is. Animal rights extremists could consider the training of hunting dogs or everyday treatment of dairy cattle to be "abuse."
Please contact the members of the Senate Committee of Judiciary and Corrections and respectfully urge them to vote against SB 162 when the time comes.
Read More: http://www.nraila.org/Legislation/Read.aspx?ID=3238