Zaniest sentence ever.
And I thought only Americans are good(!) at these things!
Do Dogs sit over Judgment on our actions?
A Scottish dog will soon be killed because he escaped from his family’s garden and attacked a neighbor’s cat. That’s the final word from an Edinburgh appeals court that upheld an earlier death sentence for the August attack, which left the cat with serious injuries.
The 3-year-old dog has no other history of violence. He went exploring after a visitor inadvertently left the gate open, and he came upon a cat, and unfortunately did what some dogs will do. He has been in a kennel, away from his family, since being found with the cat in his mouth.
Owner Tracy Jackson broke down crying when the judge refused to change the death sentence. She said she and her 15-year-old daughter had been trying to be optimistic, but were “totally gutted” at the decision.
Defense counsel Chris Snead had suggested alternatives, including being extra vigilant about keeping watch on C-Jay and the garden gate. Snead tried to underscore the fact that the dog is not a public danger, and to get the judge to see how harsh the sentence is.
“There is not the slightest suggestion this dog had a propensity to violence,” Snead said. “In the present case the victim of the attack was a cat. … All this dog did was follow its nature and attack a cat. It does not pose any threat to public safety. If the test if whether the dog poses a threat to public safety the answer must be an emphatic ‘no’ to that.
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