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Old 03-23-04, 03:14 PM   #12 (permalink)
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People with mental health issues do not know they're doing something wrong, and punishing them will just confuse them. It's up to society to help these people. Saying "hang her" or "beat the snot out of her" won't help the issue. Treatment is required. In one case a mentaly chalenged man had over 600 rats and mice that he had "saved" (stole) from a pet store he worked at as a cleaner that specialised in reptiles. He was keeping them in colonies not understanding they were going to reproduce. He honestly thought he was helping these animals when really he was cramming them into tiny overcrowded cages and couldn't afford to feed them. These people need help, not the abuse people would pile on them.
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