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VA Dog Fighter, NYC Cat Owner Face Consequences of Animal Cruelty

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posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 09:50 AM
Considering the thread about the murdered cat with the word 'Liberal' scrawled upon it as well as the other threads on here where animals are killed and tortured by humans for fun, intimidation, profit, and/or personal gain of some sort, I thought I'd post this article as a warning to others who think they won't be sitting in prison for a long time if they hurt and/or kill the furry friends we're supposed to be caring for and protecting.

VA Dog Fighter, NYC Cat Owner Face Consequences of Animal Cruelty

Last April, the ASPCA participated in a raid of a property in Halifax, Virginia. The dogs, many of them used for fighting, were chained up and neglected. This month, their abuser finally faced the consequences for his actions.

On January 19, Jonathan Kennard Williams, 27, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for charges related to dog fighting, weapons possession and drugs. Williams pleaded guilty to conspiring to sell dogs with the intent for fighting, as well as several counts of distributing drugs and weapons possession. He was also sentenced to six years’ probation after his release from prison.

“Thanks to the diligence of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the local agencies, Williams was held accountable for exploiting these innocent animals,” says ASPCA Animal Fighting Specialist Terry Mills.

In my opinion, Michael Vick got off easy.

In August 2010, ASPCA Humane Law Enforcement Agents discovered a seven-year-old cat living in the basement of a store in Ozone Park, Queens. He was starved, dehydrated, infested with fleas and close to death. Agents rushed him to ASPCA Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital.

After three months of intensive care, Leo made a full recovery. He’s now living it up with a family from New Jersey—and his former owner now has a criminal record.

On January 18, Queens resident Davanand Raghunath, 28, was convicted of misdemeanor animal cruelty and sentenced to three years’ probation. Raghunath was also barred from owning an animal for three years.

Hopefully, if this sub-human ever gets a pet again, it will run away and someone worthy of its love will find it.

Considering all the bad news lately, these stories are refreshing and a good start for the weekend to those of us on ATS that love animals and believe they deserve the best we have to offer. After all, humans and animals benefit from each other and unconditional love is the reward. They feel our emotions, have no idea what money is, and only want to please us in exchange for our love and care.

Here's to wishing a long life to the animals and a long incarceration to those who hurt and exploit them.

posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 10:00 AM
reply to post by Afterthought

Its good to see the dog fighters get such a long sentence but, I'm afraid most of it probably resulted from the drug and weapons charges.

Still, it goes to show what type of sicko participates in this type of thing.

posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 10:05 AM
reply to post by FortAnthem

Yes, that's what I was thinking, too. But, I'll always believe that birds of a feather flock together and violence begets other forms of violence. I believe that dogs feed off of the energy that humans give off. If an aggressive person owns a dog that's prone to aggression, this energy will bring this trait forth in the dog. Not to mention, many of these types of people often keep dogs around to take their frustrations out on. They are bullies of the worst kind and its almost a type of therapy for them to see life forms that they believe are beneath them hurting and in pain. They truly have no conscience or empathy for living creatures whether they be humans or animals. I'm so happy with this type of scum is taken out of society.

posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 10:06 AM
Yeah I agree, people need to do serious time for this stuff.

And if we were lucky, the dogfighters would accidentally fall into the pit.

posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 10:08 AM
reply to post by will615

the dogfighters would accidentally fall into the pit.

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