A Conversation for Talking Point - Pet Ownership
Primord Started conversation May 2, 2002
Can anyone tell me why people convicted of animal cruelty do not get an automatic lifetime ban on keeping animals?
and how are you supposed to deal with something-like if you suspect animal cruelty???
how do you decide what to do??
are you taking the rspca away from a real case?---this always worries me.
Captain Kebab Posted May 2, 2002
I think if you suspect somebody is mistreating animals you should report it to the RSPCA. You are not taking them away from a real case - what you suspect may be a real case. Better to get them out on a false alarm, then to keep silent and then find out that real suffering has been carrying on.
I agree, sentences are derisory. There are regularly stories in the press about people convicted of starving and beating animals who get a few hundred quid fine and a 5-year ban. I don't understand why an adult who has been convicted of deliberately cruelty to animals should ever be allowed to keep them again.
Primord Posted May 3, 2002
see-what worried me was-a few years back I DID suspect someone of cruelty-and sent for the SSPCA (scottish RSPCA) and I never saw the animal after that-so I will always wonder---but it's good to hear that I did the right thing.
why anyone would want to be cruel to animals is beyond me-I can't imagine what their excuses can be.
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