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A North Carolina man whom federal prosecutors described as a "legend" in the dog-fighting community must serve five years in prison, though probation officers recommended about a year, the 4th Circuit ruled.
By his own admission, Harry Louis Hargrove, of Duplin County, N.C., has been involved in dog-fighting activities for over four decades, according to the ruling.
After Hargrove pleaded guilty to violating the Animal Welfare Act, a probation officer advised incarceration of 10 to 16 months. Hargrove's attorney countered with a demand for six months, noting that military service in Vietnam left Hargrove highly decorated but also "changed."
The government meanwhile pressed for the lengthiest sentence possible, citing extraordinary cruelty to animals, extreme conduct and prior history of dog fighting.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
reply to post by SubTruth
Maybe the whims of fate will have both a sense of justice AND a sense of humor when his time someday comes. There is a belief among some pet owners. It's a very strong and deeply held belief, at least among some. That belief has to do with where our best friends and companions go when they pass from this world. This is where many believe that place lies, across here:
Now, about that sense of humor Fate would be welcome to have in this case..... I've lost a few precious and dear friends in my lifetime. Loyal companions I know I will see again. You know? I think they ought to have something to occupy their time, waiting for me to catch up to them and scratch their ears, don't you? So how about we just imagine Harry being dropped right in the middle of that bridge ...with all the occupants of that special place well aware of just who and what he was before joining them in their world as a chew toy.
Originally posted by g146541
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
Nope, no satisfaction here.
For satisfaction I would need this piece of work in a pit with as many dogs as he has been responsible for murdering, he would also need a meat and gravy bodysuit.
Prison is better than free for this animal though, maybe he'll get shanked.
But I doubt it.
Doggies are better than us, they prove it everyday.
I forgot about the military service...
If we will use this line of thinking guide our judgements, we might as well give pedo's , bankers, and politicians a free one as well.
This guy is faulty from the factory and should be returned at the soonest opportunity.edit on 30-12-2012 by g146541 because: faulty
Sorry for the extreme amount of hate in this post, Doggies are my soft spot, truly I would END someone I caught doing something such as this.
My two best buddies to the left there, just a little less important than my Hunney.(wife)edit on 30-12-2012 by g146541 because: they show unconditional love
Originally posted by Upthepunx
ahhh man im such a sucker for these mutts! good to see other people love em as much as i do! i honestly think they should be held in my higher regaurd that society places them. mabey i sound to much like a hippie but whatever they help us out alot. in ways we dont even know!