LEE ELLERTON WITH ONE OF THE DOGS WHO DIED
A security firm worker who allowed a dog to die of heatstroke in a van has been jailed for three months, the RSPCA said yesterday.
Lee Ellerton, 37, was also banned from keeping all animals for life after being found guilty at Stoke-on-Trent Magistrates' Court of six charges under the Animal Welfare Act. The RSPCA said the sentence handed down to Ellerton, of Burslem, Staffordshire, should send out a message that such offences were unacceptable.
I don't think it is right to sentence this man for three months. I don't know and the article doesn't tell you how this happened but going by the photo, he has tried to revive it. I've had dogs, cats and other pets all my life. I love the companionship you get from domesticated animals and if someone harmed one of mine on purpose, they would wish they hadn't, pretty sharpish. In our British society, unlike the continent, pets are often reveered and treated better than children, and THAT JUST ISN'T RIGHT. Animals however are just that, animals and we shouldn't be locking up people for what I believe was probably an honest mistake.
THREE MONTHS for the 'homicide' of two dogs, when people are getting COMMUNITY SERVICE for viciously mugging GRANNIES? It doesn't matter how strong a lobby the RSPCA is, we've got punishment in our society wrong.