EMCC Business Administration Students Combat Animal Abuse

May 9, 2017

WABI TV5

Animal abuse is on the rise, and experts say the culprits are people you might not expect-opiate addicts.

“People have found a loophole and what’s happening is people are abusing their pets to go to the vet’s office and get the drugs and then use the drugs for their own habit,” said Stacey Coventry of the Bangor Humane Society

Coventry says that abuse can run the gamut.

“What’s happening is any level of abuse. Everything’s on the table, I guess if you’re driven by a drug habit,” said Coventry.

It’s a trend business law students from Eastern Maine Community College are hoping to change, by beefing up Maine law. They’re submitting their proposal to the legislature.

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