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Animal Cruelty – Now a Statistic

September 20, 2014 Leave a comment Go to comments

Animal Vigilante

photo-usAnimal cruelty is finally on the radar from its prior state of… irrelevance.

The Animal Welfare Institute announced today that the FBI will start reporting crimes against animals as a separate offense under its Uniform Crime Reporting Program. Previously, such crimes were lumped in with All Other Offenses.

Notwithstanding the good news, we’re reminded of a timeless quote attributed to that prolific slaughterer himself, Joseph Stalin:

“One death is a tragedy; one million is a statistic.”

Well, you’ve got to start somewhere. Even if it’s just a lowly statistic.

h/t M

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  1. September 23, 2014 at 11:50

    This is good news, but nowhere solves the blight of cruelty towards nonhuman animals.

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