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July 11, 2020 - The Baltimore Sun

Legal Matters: Protected from cruelty, animal have little in the way of legal rights

Legal Matters: Protected from cruelty, animal have little in the way of legal rights
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They were in the parking lot of Cranberry Square Shopping Center, Westminster on a recent Friday morning: a mother duck and eight ducklings. Mom hopped up on a curb divider and the little ones struggled to follow her.

A small group of humans who gathered agreed that a parking lot opposite a supermarket in a busy shopping center was no place for a duck family. One member of the group called the Humane Society of Carroll County. After a brief conversation, he reported back that the person he spoke with refused to send anyone to rescue the ducks.

He reported being told that a duck family had been in similar circumstances before and that ducks with ducklings cross the parking lot every year.

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