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NITRO'S LAW is the legacy and testament in honor of a family's Rottweiler, Nitro, who was 1 of 8 dogs starved to death in a horrific crime at a K9 training facility in Youngstown, Ohio. Nitro's Law was created as a felony provision for kennels and proactive legislative measure to increase the outdated misdemeanor-only penalties currently in place for violent animal crimes in the state of Ohio.

the assumption that animals are without rights, and the illusion that our treatment of them has no significance is a positively outrageous example of Western crudity and barbarity. Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality~Arthur Schopenhauer

“I do not understand the human race… It has so little love for creatures with a different face. Treating animals like people is no madness or disgrace. I do not understand the human race” Dr Dolittle

Michigan's tougher animal fighting penalties: 20 years in prison, $100,000 fine December 31, 2012