Light sentence in Teddy trial wrong

The judge has placed the decision on excuses.

Light sentence in Teddy trial wrong

The court case in regards to “Teddy” is now over. Judge Mayland McKimm has confirmed a three-month probation and a lifetime ban of never owning an animal or being in a home with animals to the accused, Anderson Joe who in fact pleaded guilty in the death of Teddy.

In life there are only two answers. Those answers are RESULTS and EXCUSES. The judge has placed the decision on excuses. Why? The judge says that Anderson Joe had a life of cognition and disabilities which the court decision was based on.

It does not matter how much the SPCA fights for the rights of abused animals, 24/7, the outcome is always the same with all judges. This alone, and with all of the people lined up outside the courthouse, in support of Teddy, and yet alone, Anderson Joe making a guilty plea, is completely ignored in the decision making with the judge.

Does the judge ever wonder that when a husband loses his wife and a wife loses her husband, that life has to go on and owning a dog does make life to go on, instead of the doom of looking at four walls every day. You can give the dog a hug, cuddle up with the dog, take the dog for a walk, and even for a car ride. The dog will not talk, but his expressions are a form of talking.

Dogs give us a sense of purpose, dogs make us laugh, dogs are loyal, we’re more social with a dog, dogs keep us healthy, we are more active with dogs, dogs make us genuinely happy, dogs love to give affection, and you will never eat alone.

Dogs are employed as therapy dogs, guard dogs, seeing eye dogs, police dogs, airport security dogs, and guide dogs. Teddy was never any of these. All he wanted was to be a loyal friend.

Teddy is now gone, and would be very disappointed if he knew of what the judge’s decision was to the court case.

In Alabama, there is a effective law, that states if you hurt a child, or a animal, you are going to jail with no ifs, ands, or buts. This is called RESULTS, and not EXCUSES used in the case of Teddy.

Laws have to change in Canada in regards to court decision making in the cases of animal cruelty. If not, our friends with four legs will never get justice.

I am sure that if Canada had a law like that of in Alabama, the judge’s decision would have been in Teddy’s favour. Unbelievable!

Joe Sawchuk

Duncan

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