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What do you think of the 30-day jail sentence a Lawrence man received for killing a rabbit?

Response Percent Votes
It’s too long
33% 162
It’s not enough time
30% 148
It’s just right
30% 147
4% 22
Total 479


fyrfighter 10 years, 4 months ago

I find it hard to believe that killing an animal is a felony. With all the things out of control in this world, we have better things to do then go ballistic over the killing of animals. Only in Lawrence Kansas. After spending my first 40 years in Lawrence, this is why I moved. Things are way out of perspective in that town. Worry about the big picture and the little things will take care of themselves.

Brian Laird 10 years, 4 months ago


 So, if your neighbor killed your pet dog, cat (or rabbit) by capturing and suffocating it, you would classify that as I "little thing" that justifies little or no punishment. If that is the case, 1) I feel sorry for you and (2) I hope you don't have pets, and 3) I'm happy you moved.

nettieb 10 years, 4 months ago

People who kill or torture small animals usually have deeper issues going on that will probably turn into more criminal behavior. Not to get all "Minority Report" on you, but it id unfortunate that he'll get out in 30 days and the neighborhood he moves to will start missing pets.

Hopefully it stays with animals and doesn't go to children, which often happens.

kneejerkreaction 10 years, 4 months ago

Agnostick (Anonymous) says: P.S. I stand by my original assessment: 30 days sounds about right: for a rabbit.

And for a deer? We could sentence by the'd be about 7 years for a deer, I guess.

Personally, I don't like the idea of my tax dollars being spent to keep this stupid kid in jail. Make the punishment fit the crime, 30 days for croaking a rabbit is absurd.

purplesage 10 years, 4 months ago

Well, let's take a look at the other stories on the news the night the rodent suffocation took place. A Lee's Summit cop and his wife (how willing of a participant she was is unknown) decided to birth a child at home. The child died - right away. Infection took her life about 30 days later. The decision was no charges.

Some jerk torments a vulnerable teen aged girl over My Space and she commits suicide. No charges.

Deer season is open. People hunt prairie dogs with automatic weapons and shoot rabbits, squirrel, opossum and other creatures - and it isn't all for sustenance.

We abort 4,000 babies a day and call it "choice" but under certain other circumstances, it might even be murder.

The guy needs serious psychological help. Anyone know what his story is as to why he sought to smother the rabbit?

kneejerkreaction 10 years, 4 months ago

Agnostick (Anonymous) says: purplesage, that's the first halfway-intelligent post yet on this issue in the past week.

And that includes the above.

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