Guest Blogger, Anti Animal Abuse-Known Abusers

Animal Advocacy Blog Picture Janet Bovitz Sandefur
Animal abusers come from all walks of life, from all professions, and all classes. Similar to those who engage in domestic violence, child molestation, sexual assault, robbery, etc., criminal acts know no boundaries. Crime knows no boundaries.

Regardless of age, nationality, race, gender, education, or profession, etc., anyone anywhere is capable of committing an act considered criminal. We cannot judge a group by what an individual connected to that group commits, it is the individual themselves who has acted and/or reacted and should be remanded accordingly.

Take heed to reprimand/condemn the individual, not the group in which an individual is associated.


If I make a blanket statement like “doctors are morons,” I feel that I only hurt my own credibility. I may be right in observing that many doctors don’t do a good job of helping people experience optimal health, but to make a broad, sweeping judgment of an entire group of people signals a social irresponsibility.

Disdain is disdain. Hate is hate. Intolerance is intolerance. No matter how justified disdain, hate, and intolerance may be, they don’t help anyone.

If we find one specific doctor (for an example) to be uncaring, incompetent, or greedy, then it is to our benefit to judge that doctor as being unworthy of his position, and to make appropriate decisions going forward. It is not to our benefit to judge all doctors as being similar to that one doctor.

There are good doctors, and there are bad doctors. Period.

And we can substitute “doctors” in the above line with any other group of people, like lawyers, politicians, teachers, contractors, clergy people, Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Asians, Africans, Caucasians, Latinos, heterosexuals, homosexuals, etc.

Within every group of people, there are good people, and there are bad people. Perhaps it’s more accurate to say that within every group of people, there is good behavior, and there is bad behavior.

I think you get my point by now: Assess the individual, not the group.

– Catherine

Main administrator for the Community Facebook Page called Anti Animal Abuse – Known Abusers.
It began with my petition to Create a Public National Registry of ALL Known Animal Abusers to help communities be aware of and be able to track animal abusers in their own areas — to initiate a national registry. I gather information and names/arrests/charges from various media sources and place that information on this Community Facebook Page to share with others.

Hopefully, people are sharing in their own communities to warn others. I also post who authorities are looking for, so others can be on the lookout in their own areas as well. To break up the monotony (with abuse stories), I also post acts of valor and interest (policy changes, vet news, etc.). The purpose really is to keep others aware and provide education on issues of animal abuse, as well as the correlation to human abuse, and to support the need for a public animal offender registry.
Animal Advocacy Guest Blogger Thank You Janet Bovitz Sandefur


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