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Offline Maik

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Are we tough enough?
« on: Friday, 24 February, 2017 @ 17:39:33 »
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Are we tough enough on animal cruelty?

England and Wales has the lightest maximum sentence in Europe for animal cruelty offences. Now an MP is hoping to make the law tougher on perpetrators... Anna Turley... has secured a parliamentary debate about the issue later on Friday.

* In December Christopher and Adam Hoar were jailed for six weeks for kicking a hedgehog to death

* Kieran Milledge was jailed for 21 weeks in November after he swung his Staffordshire bull terrier, Ronnie, against a train's wall and pushed his foot in the dog's face

*Jennifer Lampe received a four-month suspended sentence in August after she drunkenly decapitated her two snakes with scissors before swallowing their heads

In Gloucestershire a man was jailed for 16 weeks for microwaving a rabbit to death because he "was angry". Paul Rogers said he had "no remorse whatsoever. Not even a grain of sand on a beach. I would be lying if I said I did."
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-39042626


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Redcar pair admit burying dog alive with nail in head



Sentencing will take place at Teesside Magistrates Court on 1 March.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tees-39051942


"Are we tough enough on animal cruelty?"  :oki:

 

Offline pete.c

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Re: Are we tough enough?
« Reply #1 on: Friday, 24 February, 2017 @ 20:35:56 »
Certainly not, the case of George the swan shot through the head in my local park still ongoing.
I so hope they catch whoever was responsible.
Glad to be able to say he recovered and in a few days was back with his mate.
« Last Edit: Friday, 24 February, 2017 @ 20:37:28 by pete.c »

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Re: Are we tough enough?
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday, 01 March, 2017 @ 17:10:34 »
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Two men who buried a dog alive after hammering a nail into its skull have been jailed.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tees-39125791


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Offline TonyKath

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Re: Are we tough enough?
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday, 01 March, 2017 @ 19:41:10 »
Four months - out in two

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Tony