Thursday, 28 January 2010



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.


The Acceptable Face of Satanism said...

If we have to have a state, then it should do something useful, like punishing people who cause animals suffering - even if it was a stupid mistake. As for the turds who mug grannies, a .22 calibre round is cheap and effective justice.

Dark Lochnagar said...

Satanism, I'm beginning to think your devilship is slightly to the right of Ghenkis Khan. I take it you're in favour of prision ships. As in filling them with prisioners taking them out to a deep channel and sinking them!

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Anonymous said...

Think you ought to take a look at what is going on in the animal keeping world

Compare this case with:

RSPCA accused of cover-up over death of vet's dog - Times Online
5 Jul 2009 ... The incident has led to claims of a cover-up by the RSPCA, ... to protect the career of Alex Gough, 37, from Clutton in Somerset. ... - Similar

Vet Alex Gough iof Clutton is cautioned over dog's hot-car death
6 Jul 2009 ... Alex Gough, 37, from Clutton, in Somerset, was cautioned by the RSPCA following the death of his Labrador Rory in May 2007. ...

Iincidentally, Meachin team was responsible for the PC Bell fiasco as well:

We were right to take Pc to court, says RSPCA - Telegraph
Pc Jonathan Bell acted after members of the public drew his attention to the stricken animal while he was responding to another call in Stoke-on-Trent. ...

Then take a look at:



RSPCA Injustice Blog

Anonymous said...

this man did leave them in a van on an extremely hot day whilst he went off with his girlfriend in her for ovr an hour... i know this man and he deserved what he got, few yrs before he had dogs removed for cruelty....