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In criminal cases we have a difficult task of trying to ensure that offenders are brought to justice, but also that innocent people, and minor offenders (such as those who start a fire accidentally rather than deliberately), are not punished disproportionately by association.  Too often, when we cry, "Hang them and flog them", it results in us implementing knee-jerk reactions and going after easy targets rather than the hardcore offenders, and as a result achieving neither.

 

If someone did start the fire deliberately (which appears likely on the basis of evidence so far) then he/she should get a hefty punishment, but the motivation for this should be to deter him/her from re-offending and provide a deterrent to future would-be offenders, rather than a means of revenge.  Perhaps methods to highlight the extent of the suffering that fires cause to trapped animals could prove effective against those offenders who have a conscience and do these things naughtily and without thinking, although they won't be as effective against the more masochistic or couldn't-care-less type of offenders.

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There are some sick b******s around.

 

A couple hanged their pet collie because they did not want to go to the expense of having it put down by a vet, a court has heard.

 

Veronica Reid, 42, and her boyfriend, Jon Allen, claimed that Shandy had become aggressive and had to be kept in a cage.

 

The ten-year-old collie was left by a former boyfriend of Reid, but neither she nor Allen wanted to keep him. Salisbury magistrates’ court heard that the couple, from Trowbridge, Wiltshire, inquired about having the dog humanely destroyed but seemed “concerned†at the cost.

 

Allen and a friend, Paul Brown, 52, instead strung him up with a rope slung over a roof beam. They left the animal hanging by his neck for ten minutes, then Brown punching it about the head to “ensure it was deadâ€. Shandy was then buried in the back garden.

 

An RSPCA inspector said that the dog had scratched the walls as it struggled to free itself after being strung up.

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It seems the animal murderer/incinerator/psychopath will be given safe haven from the "madding" crowd! Maybe it's time for the madding crowd to vent...

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Hang/murder your best friend? You are not human. Not treated as human. Die as they did. Sorry. your so called inhumanity is the only thing that will return us to our human state. 

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There are some sick b******s around.

 

A couple hanged their pet collie because they did not want to go to the expense of having it put down by a vet, a court has heard.

 

Veronica Reid, 42, and her boyfriend, Jon Allen, claimed that Shandy had become aggressive and had to be kept in a cage.

 

The ten-year-old collie was left by a former boyfriend of Reid, but neither she nor Allen wanted to keep him. Salisbury magistrates’ court heard that the couple, from Trowbridge, Wiltshire, inquired about having the dog humanely destroyed but seemed “concerned†at the cost.

 

Allen and a friend, Paul Brown, 52, instead strung him up with a rope slung over a roof beam. They left the animal hanging by his neck for ten minutes, then Brown punching it about the head to “ensure it was deadâ€. Shandy was then buried in the back garden.

 

An RSPCA inspector said that the dog had scratched the walls as it struggled to free itself after being strung up.

How the hell can you treat an animal which under normal circumstances has so much trust and love for their master/mistress like that - if they were keeping their collie in a cage though I am not surprised it become aggressive - animals also have emotions and in the case of dogs they really want nothing more than to please the family who adopted them with a bit of food, love and affection with a run round to see what smelly bits they can find.

 

String Mr Allen and Mr Brown up by their proverbials and see how they like it.

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'Evil' Andrew Stewart jailed for setting fire to family dog Cody

 

 

Andrew Richard Stewart, 23, pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary cruelty to an animal in August 2012 after he doused Cody in diesel and set her on fire.

The three-year-old border collie was so badly burned that her ribs and other joints were visible through the charred flesh.

She survived for two weeks but had to be put down after vets concluded the animal would never fully recover.

The case is believed to be the first time custodial sentences have been imposed in Northern Ireland for animal cruelty offences.

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/evil-andrew-stewart-jailed-for-setting-fire-to-family-dog-cody-30645427.html

 

 

Sick!

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For those people slagging off vets.....

You do realise it is not them that set the cost of treatment? Vetinary medicine is private, there is no NHS for animals and us such the charges are in line with human private medicine. They simply provide the care that your pet needs, it is often the powers above that set the cost often governed by the (arguably) immoral pricing of the drugs companies.

But that is what pet insurance is for. You also have the PDSA who provide low cost care for owners who struggle.

I suggest if you can't or don't want to pay for potential treatment that you don't have a pet.

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Well if this is true it needs to stop

 

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/irish-cattle-bound-libya-may-beaten-stabbed-dragged-001733483.html#fAD14Ak

 

Irish cattle bound for Libya are being ‘beaten, stabbed, dragged by the eye sockets’

 

 

An animal welfare group has expressed concern about a plan to export another batch of cattle from Ireland to Libya this week.

The organisation, Compassion in World Farming, has conducted investigations into slaughtering in a number of countries in North Africa and the Middle-East, where many European farm animals are sent, and are exposed to what would be considered serious breaches of EU animal welfare law.

They have been calling on EU countries to desist from exporting live animals to countries that do not fall under the remit of the EU, to protect animals from what they describe as “hellish†deaths.

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I do not think animals should be transported to other countries for slaughter, it's not fair on them and causes prolonged distress.

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The animal export stuff is true OK. It's barbaric - and let's not be PC about this - it's all in the name of ritual Halal slaughter. The video from Compassion in World farming that accompanies this report is horrifying. The export of animals to these countries should be stopped and ritual slaughter practices banned throughout the EU.

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