Baltimore needs to crack down on animal abuse

What is the matter with Maryland where the abuse of animals is tolerated? I am not a native of Maryland and am ashamed to say that I now live here. The reports of people abusing animals and the law doing nothing is appalling ("Task force works to end cruelty to animals," Oct. 12). Caroline Griffin, who is leading a Baltimore task force on animal cruelty, is trying, so let us support her with her request for three police officers dedicated to animal abuse. This must stop. It is criminal.

Jean C Hussey, Parkton

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