Comments for: Aggravated animal cruelty law too vague in bobcat case, attorney says

Posted June 15, 2012, at 6:26 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine – The Maine Supreme Judicial Court wrapped up three days of considering appeals by hearing oral arguments Friday morning in a case that challenges the constitutionality of the state’s aggravated animal cruelty statute as being too vague. The case stems from an incident in February 2009 when Corey …

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  • Guest

    Some shmuck in Augusta (Trahan), along with a lot of other brain-dead “politicians” decide that owning a wolf is somehow bad, but this is not considered cruel…..?

    Well,,,,,, I am keeping my “mutt of unknown origin” and God help anyone hunting bobcat on my land..!

    • Anonymous

       I agree 100 percent sir. However give the same respect your demanding and leave those of us who do hunt free to do what WE choose to do on OUR land…

      • Anonymous

        No problem, so long as what you choose to do on your land is not illegal, cruel and/or inhumane by legal and societal standards.

        • Anonymous

           I do nothing illegal. However the word cruel means different things to different people. I trap and hunt. I have 3 freezers full of wild meat and 6 freezers in my out building for storing furs.

          I am doing what people here have done from he time people have been here. However there are liberal nuts who say shooting a animal and eating it are cruel and evil. More so even with the taking and selling of furs.

          So again you do what YOU wish on your land but leave me and what I do legally on my land alone even if you dislike it for whatever reason…

          • Anonymous

            Hunting and trapping do not have to be cruel and inhumane.  While I do believe that 3 freezers full of any meat is excessive unless you are feeding a very large family, I do support your right to have it so long as you observed all laws in obtaining it.
            There are extremes on both ends of the hunting/trapping issue.  There are those who throw blood on fur wearers, and there are those who believe they should be able to hunt/trap without following the laws to which all others are subject and to which the majority adhere.  There are those who hunt and trap to support their families, there also those who hunt and trap for sadistic pleasure.
            Do you think what Corey Robinson did was acceptable?  He violated a couple of laws even before he tortured the cat.  Whether he did those things on his own land or that of others matters not and as a corrections officer and Maine Guide, he knew better.  In my mind, he is really no better than Michael Vick.

          • Anonymous

            Gross.

      • Guest

        I never implied anything like that

      • Barbara Quimby

        You don’t have to torture cats to death.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t kill it unless I’m going to eat it or its going to eat me or mine. That being said, just because I believe that doesn’t mean everyone else has to. 

  • Anonymous

    Put this dork, Robinson, into a cage with a couple of bobcats who haven’t eaten for awhile.  Maybe the defendant would consider that to be “depraved indifference to animal life.”

  • Anonymous

    find it funny that my post was deleted because I said this man was disgusting and that what he did was simple blood lust training for his dogs. He had no intention of letting this cat go. Hence the video taping…..

  • Anonymous

    I watched some dude who hunts bobcat  with hound dogs (for other people ) CREEP by posted land in hopes his dogs would catch a sent.  He had absolutely no regard for private property or NO HUNTING signs.  I confronted him.  He had a major personal tantrum and peeled off in his truck.  Bad temper.  No regard for posted land.  Truck with crated hounds.  A  hunter (?). I think NOT.  Allowing ANY animal to be savaged and killed by a pack of dogs should be ended.  It is not hunting and it is not sporting.  It is a savage cruelty.  It is needless.  End it.

    • Barbara Quimby

      I couldn’t agree more.  There should be strong laws against this cruelty.  In my opinion, people like that are taking out their hate, anger, and rage on animals that are not even bothering them, because they know they would go to prison if they got caught doing this to humans.  The same laws should apply for torturing animals for fun. 

  • DonHorchKingofMen

    So,what is going to happen to this human garbage pile?

  • Anonymous

    Although disgusting it should not come to the point of a Felony. It is getting rediculous what the laws do for animals. Seems they get less ona child.

    • Anonymous

      It SHOULD be a felony It is intolerableand and  unacceptable behavior. What is ridiculous is that there are still people who feel that cruel and inhumane treatment of ANY living being is okay or acceptable. IF society were to get serious, completely no-excuse serious, this would be a lot better place and we would have less cruel acts in this world, whether perpetrated on an animal OR a human.

      • Anonymous

        I did  not say it is acceptable, it is getting to the point you listen to some they think animals should have the right to vote. I think felonies are going a little too far.

  • Conley Raye

    Legislative folks unite and rework our outdated laws, This is especially true for our municipal laws also. If you don’t out with you and in with new. Be warned the tax payer is tired of nothing being done in Augusta until it’s to late.

  • Anonymous

    And the other major problem in Maine?  Judges.  “Superior Court Justice Robert E. Murray Jr. sentenced Robinson to 15 months in prison with all but 10 days suspended…”  Ten days for abject cruelty is pathetic.  Innumerable studies show the clear escalation from animal cruelty to serious “human” crime, so with the tiny slap on the wrist given this revolting person, expect more, and those victims can thank the judges then.  And continue to pay for his attorneys as well.  Stop getting snarled up in esoteric legal arguments and put this man behind bars for as long as allowed.    Sad that Lifetime-Mainah’s suggestion can’t be used.

  • Anonymous

    It was illegal to capture the bobcat, illegal to hold it overnight, illegal to kill it. This ignorant man and his equally ignorant “hunting” companions should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. The extreme cruelty is a seperate issue. I find the entire thing disgusting and it gives a bad name to all who do follow the law when hunting, etc. 

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