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Audio: Lawmaker Says Laws Need Reform, “We Need to Stop Treating Animals Like Human Beings”

Audio: Lawmaker Says Laws Need Reform, “We Need to Stop Treating Animals Like Human Beings”

Yesterday I wrote about a rancher in Stark County who is facing animal neglect charges. The case caught my eye because law enforcement officials tried to seize the man’s livestock – his very livelihood – without so much as a hearing at which he could defend himself. On my radio show I interviewed North Dakota

Gary Dassinger, left, and his attorney Thomas Murtha listen as testimony is given by Stark County Sheriff Terry Oestreich about the condition of animals at Dassinger's Gladstone ranch in April during a civil hearing on Monday, June 5. (Sydney Mook / The Dickinson Press)

How Can the State Seize Property Without Due Process?

In Stark County a local rancher is faces several felony and misdemeanor charges related to the alleged mistreatment of his cattle and horses. I don’t know much about the specific facts of those charges against this gentleman. I don’t know if he has mistreated his animals or not. I can say, however, that there is something

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