A judge in Lee County, Fla. is being monitored by animal lovers for a trend where he consistently waves off animal-cruelty charges.
Fox 4 out of Fort Myers/Naples, Fla. reports that among many cases, Judge Frank Mann was reported to have recently cut off an animal services representative as she was presenting evidence. The article clearly shows this judge is one who believes animal welfare isn’t worth his time.
He should be immediately removed from hearing cases involving animal cruelty. And hopefully, no one will vote for him the next time he’s up for re-election. We certainly don’t need judges who are soft on violent crime, in cases of violence or neglect to humans or animals.
And we must have people in positions of authority who understand the connection between acts of animal cruelty and domestic abuse.