Tooele Police are concerned about a rash of recent animal killings, especially after a Tooele family had two pet pygmy goats stolen and decapitated. While a law passed last Legislative session makes animal torture a felony, the law applies only to domestic dogs and cats. If the goat killers are caught, they will not be subject to felony charges. City Weekly asked Terrece Beesley of Art at the Main if she thinks the law is fair: n n
I believe the law is too narrow. Any time a person tortures an animal—any kind of animal—it should be a felony. I don’t think there should be any distinction if you’re torturing an animal, a being that can’t defend itself, just for pleasure.