Penalties must be more severe for wildlife crime
THE sentences dished out to the three miscreants guilty of animal cruelty were woefully inadequate in my opinion.
If the District Judge Daniel Curtis sitting at Grimsby Magistrates' Court thought his sentencing powers were not sufficient for the severity of their crimes, why did he not have them committed for trial at the Crown Court where they could they could be more severely punished?
The taking of two sparrowhawk chicks from their nest alone is supposed to carry a hefty fine, which was not dished out, but should have been in addition to their inadequate custodial sentences.
There is no doubt in my mind that once these parasites complete their sentences they will be up to their old tricks again, which is all the more reason why the penalties for crimes against wildlife must be much more severe.
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I READ with utter disgust and horror Trio Jailed For Torturing Wild Animals. How could anyone treat animals this way? We are supposed to be a nation of animal lovers.
Such disgraceful behaviour. And not allowed to keep animals for 10 years and the poor dogs, who were trained, will be put down because they are considered dangerous.
Where has all the law and order gone? I'm so angry, so very, very angry. Hang them up by their thumbs, these so-called men.
Mrs Patricia Oslear, Thomas Street, Grimsby.
The Telegraph says
The trio were also banned from keeping dogs for at least 10 years, but bearing in mind some of the graphic images of the injuries to the dogs involved in fighting, shouldn't those who show no respect to animals be banned for life?