WarriorThis story comes to us from the UK. Looks like they take animal abuse more seriously than we do. I’m not familiar with the laws in the UK but seldom do I see a sentence for a convicted abuser that’s much more than a ‘slap on the wrist’ in North America.

Here are just a couple of examples in which we ‘dropped the ball’ when it came to sentencing those convicted of animal abuse or cruelty:

Read the cases! The brief synopsis I gave doesn’t even come close to telling the whole story! And their penalties show how little we really care about the loss of life when it comes to animals and dogs!  Sadly, the dogs in the above case all died and their killers? If they’re not out walking the streets now, they will be shortly.  And who will be their next victims?  Their next victims of cruelty, neglect or abuse?  Study after study has shown that people who perpetrate these kinds of crimes against animals will escalate – The Abuse Connection – Animal Cruelty and Interpersonal Violence.

Now back to the UK case….

A DOG owner who subjected his pet to “severe torture”, stabbing it and breaking its bones, has been jailed for nine months.

And he was also banned for life from keeping animals!

(He) admitted torturing his 10-month-old collie cross-breed Warrier, and failing to seek veterinary treatment for the dog.

The court heard how the stabbed dog suffered two broken legs, slash wounds to the face, deep knife wounds to its neck, legs, back and chest, broken ribs and bruising to its head.
Hayes also admitted illegal possession of a knife and using it to threaten police officers when he was arrested in September last year.

The court heard that on September 8 Hayes had taken Warrier to the RSPCA’s Harmsworth Animal Hospital in Finsbury Park, claiming it had been in a road traffic accident two days earlier.

Photographs taken of Warrier while he was in surgery, including X-rays, showed the dog had been subjected to “severe torture”.

Inspector Osbourne said: “This was an absolutely horrendous attack on this poor dog.

“We are pleased the magistrates have treated this with the severity it deserves and imposed a custodial sentence and banned this man from keeping animals for the rest of his life.”

And there is actually a happy ending for Warrier, the terrorized 10 month old collie mix.  He has made a complete recovery and has been placed in a loving new home.

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