It is our goal to prevent animal abuse through education and outreach, but moreover to see that people who commit crimes against voiceless victims pay restitution to society.
We have just learned that Florida First District State Attorney William Eddins (Mr. Bishop's boss) has plans to create "animal cruelty prosecution units" within each office of the first district. First district includes Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, and Walton counties. We've also learned to implement this new team, Mr. Eddins has partnered with HSUS (Humane Society of the United States). Sherry Ramsey, HSUS Director of Animal Cruelty Prosecutions, will be holding a training seminar in February for prosecutors, law enforcement, and animal control officers at Northwest Florida Stae College.
We can hope the actions and voices of the AJRG played a hand in this new development.
Do you think this training will help? Do you think our legal system is genuinely dedicated to animal cruelty issues, or this is just a facade? Do you think the HSUS is the best partner?