Saturday, 27 October 2012
This is why animal cruelty laws need to be tougher
When you think of dog breeders* what do you think of?
Meet Martha Dalmain of
Thornton in Fife.
Convicted of neglecting her ten-year-old Shetland pony Smudge at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court, in a case described by the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals as 'tragic and truly appalling' she was banned from keeping animals for life. With one exception, she was allowed to keep on breeding dogs.
Look at Smudge's injuries (he had to later be put to sleep because they were so bad) and tell me should a woman who neglects a lovely creature like Smudge deserve to make money out of deliberately bringing more creatures into the world?
This is why animal cruelty laws need to be tougher because cruel people who allow beautiful animals to suffer whether by neglect or outright cruelty, should never be allowed to own another animal again.
*Personally when I think of dog breeders (unless its rare breeds that are going extinct), I think of greedy people making money bringing dogs into the world when there are so many dogs without homes.