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Animal Cruelty Petitions Falling Shot

Unwilling to concede defeat, Virginia Hemingway and volunteers worked through the weekend and on Monday to gather signatures for a ballot initiative to ask voters for tougher penalties in Idaho’s law. State lawmakers passed the state’s first felony animal cruelty law this year, but many advocates say it didn’t go far enough. Hemingway said the coalition of animal-welfare advocates, called Idaho 1 of 3 because Idaho was one of three states that didn’t have a felony on the books for animal cruelty, collected signatures from more than 30,000 registered voters. That means they probably won’t reach the required 47,000-plus signatures needed by Tuesday’s deadline/Katy Moeller, Idaho Statesman. More here.

Question: How tough do you want Idaho's animal cruelty laws to be?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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