So in San Francisco, if I kill a rat, I get charged with premditated murder 1 and spend the next 20 years in prison, or maybe get parole after 15?
WhileI see how this *could* be a realistic threat, I also think that everyone is getting a little worked up over it. I don't think that it will ever be considered child abuse if I lock a cat in a room overnight so it learns to use the litter box. That's just silly. I also don't think that it'll ever be murder 1 if I put down a dog that is on its death bed and suffering, instead of paying 1000s to keep it alive day after day.
Yes, some resistance is necessary to stop these people from gaining any ground... but I don't think its a realistic threat.