I was disgusted to hear about the torture and killing of the poor dog at Skye Edge.
A man has been arrested but what will happen next?
The penalties for those convicted of animal cruelty cases are a disgrace.
Do your readers know that the maximum sentence possible is a £20,000 fine and six months’ imprisonment?
What a joke this is for the monsters who have committed these awful crimes.
These people are not safe to be at large in society.
There is currently a petition, known as Alfie’s Law, to increase these sentencing options.
If it reaches 100,000 signatures it will be discussed by parliament.
Please sign this petition at www.pawsforthought-alfieslaw.co.uk
Let’s make a difference for these poor defenceless animals that bring so much joy into our lives.
Nick Holland, Sheffield Road, Birdwell, S70
I nearly had an accident in my car as I was driving home today.
I was very upset afterhearing reports on the radio that a dog had been found dead after it had been tied up, tortured and set on fire.
I can’t bear to think what the poor animal went through.
There is no suitable deterrent for crimes such as animal cruelty (although a few lashes might make them think).
The do-gooders will say that it isn’t their fault.
I wish they could have a taste of their own medicine.
A very upset RMW