Demand to intensify animal abuse sentences
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In Canada the charges for violators of the PCA act (Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act) or the Criminal Code (relating to animal abuse) are very minimal.
An offender of the PCA Act is liable on conviction to a fine up to $75,000 or to imprisonment for a term up to two years, or to both.
An offender of the Criminal Code directly relating to animals is liable to imprisonment for no more than 5 years, or with a summary conviction, a fine of up to $10,000 or imprisonment of up to 18 months, or both.
According to Humane Canada 2017, just over 3,000 domestic animals that they take in were because of abuse.
If that is not alarming, imagine any pet you have being brutally tortured for fun, or neglected basic necessities like food or water, so that they can die slowly. Now imagine that three thousand times; it is not very pretty.
The horrific beings that hurt innocent and all-loving animals (that actually get reported) usually do not get prison charges, and when they do it is extremely minimal. Can we as human beings really sit around knowing someone is hurting their adopted pet and most likely will not get charged, and even if they do a measly few years? I think it is our RESPONSIBILITY to have these ingrates locked away for at least double the time! And if not that, a life sentence!
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