February 24, 2011

Wisconsin, where any animal means any animal

Strict construction FTW:*
I'm going to go out on a limb here and, without even having seen a motion or heard an argument, predict that the cruelty charge(s) will be reinstated. This has been a Cognitive Dissidence exclusive (the latest of many). — June 13, 2009
[W]e reverse the orders of the circuit courts dismissing the charges against the Kuenzis. We remand with directions to reinstate the charges in both cases. — February 24, 2011
You're welcome.

* ¶16 To sum up, § 951.02 prohibits "cruel" treatment of "any animal." The term "any animal" is broadly defined so that, on its face, the term encompasses the wild deer at issue in this case.

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