Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Help us help Jim Stevenson

We haven't forgotten the whole feral cat episode. We have probably received more comments and mail on that issue than on any other issue (that doesn't involve a certain large woodpecker species) since the site began. However, to start our FJS campaign, we need a bit more information, and for legal and strategic reasons we can't ask Jim ourselves. So, the first thing we need is a PDF or a link to the actual animal cruelty law (don't know if it's a statute, ordinance, or whatever) that Jim is accused of violating. The name of the presiding judge or officer and the prosecuting entity would also be useful. We don't have time right now to dig this up but we're guessing that someone out there has the info handy already.

5 comments:

olivacea said...

I think that you will find that he has been charged under Texas Statutes, Section 42.09 (5)...
"(5) kills, seriously injures, or administers poison to
an animal[0], other than cattle, horses, sheep, swine, or goats,
belonging to another without legal authority or the owner's
effective consent;"

Pre-trial (=plea bargaining) meeting is set for 12/9 @ the 56th District Court of Galveston County.

Later...

curunir said...

i think he's toast.

olivacea said...

JMS Explained?

http://www.usc.edu/uscnews/stories/11655.html

Bird Advocate said...

curunir, I think you may be underestimating the Texas Judicial System. I hope you are.

Anonymous said...

Jim and his IBWO proof. Is this a
joke?http://web.mac.com/rmcpeak/iWeb/Site/Gulls%20n%20Herons.html
click on the winter of 06 to read
one odd preservation measure