Walker's budget okays disposing of unclaimed pound dogs to University research facilities

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Why does Scott Walker hate animals? Because if he doesn't, he has a funny way of showing it... in his own budget:

174.13  Humane use of dogs for scientific or educational purposes.

174.13(2)(2)  Any officer or pound which has custody of an unclaimed dog may release the dog to the University of Wisconsin System, the Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc., or to any other educational institution of higher learning chartered under the laws of the state and accredited to the University of Wisconsin System, upon requisition by the institution. The requisition shall be in writing, shall bear the signature of an authorized agent, and shall state that the dog is requisitioned for scientific or educational purposes. If a requisition is made for a greater number of dogs than is available at a given time, the officer or pound may supply those immediately available and may withhold from other disposition all unclaimed dogs coming into the officer's or pound's custody until the requisition is fully discharged, excluding impounded dogs as to which ownership is established within a reasonable period. A dog left by its owner for disposition is not considered an unclaimed dog under this section. If operated by a county, city, village or town, the officer or pound is entitled to the payment of $1 for each dog requisitioned. An institution making a requisition shall provide for the transportation of the dog.
174.13(3) (3) An officer or pound that has custody of unclaimed dogs shall maintain records as provided under s. 173.17.
174.13(4) (4) It shall be unlawful for any person, except a person licensed or registered and regulated under federal animal welfare laws, to take or send outside the state or to purchase or otherwise acquire in this state for the purpose of taking or sending outside the state, any living cat or dog to be used for any medical, surgical or chemical investigation, experiment or demonstration.
History: 1971 c. 40 s. 93; 1973 c. 130; 1977 c. 418, 447; 1979 c. 289; 1991 a. 189; 1997 a. 192.

Well, okay then, so long as he calls it "humane"...

Scott Walker is fast becoming one of the top 5 on my list of despicable inhuman beings.

H/t: marklainer

Added, via a commenter: That already is state law. The change is adding the words "University of Wisconsin-Madison." Currently the University of Wisconsin-Madison is part of the University of Wisconsin System. Because of the proposed UW split, the University of Wisconsin-Madison needs to be added to the statute in order to keep the status quo.

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  • Neworleansmomma

    this is pretty sad, need to change the laws

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Katharine-Fulmer-Dowe/1685210847 Katharine Fulmer Dowe

    There is NO Shelter currently in Wisconsin that gives dogs to research institutions. Either way research on dogs DOES NOT help in ground breaking research and is UNHUMANE to treat them in this way.. Dogs and People are very different so using them for research does not help us.
    My dogs show/feel fear, happiness, pain and compassion... What makes us better than them?
    We are trying to stop the shelter KILLINGS. They are going to be killed so a little bit of torture shouldn't huet? Just Saying!!!

  • DakotaJustice

    Wisconsin seems to be a cruel and heartless state, not a place I would want to visit.

  • http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/ GottaLaff

    Help me here... I'm not seeing where to correct. This is a copy/paste of the budget. Even if it's the status quo, Walker has kept it in. How is that misleading?

  • Anonymous

    In RepublicanTeaparty Bizarro World, "humane" probably means "vivisection", or disposing of dogs like Mike Huckabee's twisted son David did ( http://www.pensitoreview.com/2011/03/04/huckabee-and-the-boy-scouts-his-son-was-fired-as-a-scout-counselor-for-torturing-a-dog-to-death/ -- or, if you prefer, a more "neutral" account at http://www.snopes.com/politics/huckabee/dog.asp ).

  • Woof

    Even if they are unclaimed they should still have a chance to be adopted and go to a loving home. It is unfair to assume all dogs at the pound should and would be euthanized. They deserve a chance just like any other dog to live a long and healthy life.

  • http://twitter.com/wwahammy Eric

    That already is state law. The change is adding the words "University of Wisconsin-Madison." Currently the University of Wisconsin-Madison is part of the University of Wisconsin System. Because of the proposed UW split, the University of Wisconsin-Madison needs to be added to the statute in order to keep the status quo.

    Please correct this mistake and publicly retract your post as any misleading arguments will be grabbed onto by the right and will be used to attack our movement.

  • http://twitter.com/Chakrabs Shamik C.

    I love animals as much as the next person and would deck anyone who would lay a hand on my pets. That being said, these are UNCLAIMED pound dogs. I'm pretty sure those poor guys would be euthanized. If so, why not allow research institutions to put them to good use in some of the ground-breaking research they do.

  • Anon

    Yes, that sounds in character for the Gov. I find a problem with people who are not considerate to animals, they are usually not considerate to people either, and we know that one is true!

  • G2thelow

    Who was born in a house full of pain.
    Who was trained not to spit in the fan.
    Who was told what to do by the man.
    Who was broken by trained personnel.
    Who was fitted with collar and chain.
    Who was given a pat on the back.
    Who was breaking away from the pack.
    Who was only a stranger at home.
    Who was ground down in the end.
    Who was found dead on the phone.
    Who was dragged down by the stone.