Sentences a joke for animal cruelty

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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

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