Pay up

By Judy Taylor

Re: “Owner says sentence in sheep attack too lenient,” Oct. 22.

I don’t cry easily, but this kind of cruelty toward animals brings tears to my eyes. Fifty months of community service (likely only a few hours a year) and a fine of $607 payable to the owner is laughable. Why is the brutal beating of an animal treated so lightly?

I know money isn’t everything, but perhaps people who commit such brutality should feel it for the rest of their lives. Would a required contribution to the Daisy Foundation (Delegates Against Inhumane Suffering) of $100 per month for the rest of their lives be out of line? It might make them think twice, and it might just save just a few animals from such a horrible fate. That money could go a long way toward education and animal rescue.

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