posted on Jan, 17 2011 @ 03:48 PM
The man handed himself into the police after someone filmed him kicking his brothers puppy and uploaded it onto facebook.
He is now going to serve 8 weeks in jail.
Now obviously any form of animal abuse is a terrible thing and the video isn't nice, but 8 weeks in jail? Does anyone else think that this might be a
bit of an over reaction?
Are we now living in a society that is seeing an increase in a new form of mob justice where people are being tried and convicted on face book and
youtube? I cant help thinking that if you phoned the police because you saw a dog being kicked in a park you wouldn't get a response.
Also where is the line between using punishment to train a dog and animal cruelty, I remember choke chains being used a lot when I was growing up, It
would seem that you might well get sent to prison for using one now.
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