Cruelty Is Cruelty & Pain Is Pain

The Daily Mail

Spivs Comment

I think most of you know by now how much I adore animals, particularly dogs. Certainly, my regular readers will anyway. A dog truly is a mans best friend. That is why I could not read the first two articles all the way through. I find such horror stories far too upsetting to do so. You have no Idea the utter contempt and hatred that I have for cunts like these people. I have said it before, and I will say it again. I would do to these people exactly what they did to the poor dogs. They are sick, sick fuckers who have no part to play in my world.

I hope both the dogs in these two stories never suffer another day for the rest of their lives.

I am absolutely disgusted that the punishment dished out to the three cunts who starved their poor dog to the extent that it tried to eat his own bed amounts to no more than a slap on the wrist… Nowhere near good enough.

If they didn’t want the poor thing, they should have dropped it off at a dog pound for fucks sake. Even if the poor fucker had been put down, it would have been preferable to the misery those lowlife scumbags put it through.

 I also see that one of the slags is pregnant. If the shithouse can stand by and let a poor defenceless animal suffer in that way, what hope is there for her poor child?

In regard to the third story about an Italian Zoo that can’t afford to feed its animals any more; If it does come to the crunch, then I am sure that the Animals will be found homes in other Zoo’s. Or at least I hope they fucking will. However, once again, we have only ourselves to blame for letting the Banksters drive our countries into poverty. The UK is not far behind Italy, Greece and the other EU Countries facing financial meltdown.

And while I know that there are far far worse acts of cruelty and inhumane treatment happening to Human Beings in the world, I am afraid that cruelty to Animals ranks alongside cruelty to children in my book.  Animals do not feel less pain than Humans when they are being abused. Therefore I would punish all perpetrators of cruelty in the same way. Cruelty is cruelty.

I really do believe that as long as cunts like these people are free to live amongst us, then we are doomed as a species… Fucking vermin slags.

Pit bull that had legs amputated after horrific abuse, will be in court to see its tormentors stand trial for animal cruelty (after being fitted with a dog wheelchair)

A pit bull that had its front legs amputated after suffering horrific abuse will be in court to see its alleged tormentors stand trial for animal cruelty and torture tomorrow.

Court officials in Crescent City, California, are allowing the dog into the courtroom at the trial of young couple, Zachary Hinton and Sarah Anderson, both 20, accused of inflicting injuries so severe vets had to remove its legs.

The one-year-old dog, called London, was discovered to have both front legs broken with the fractures untreated, as well as burnt paw pads and belly, that vets believe were untreated for months.

Victim of abuse: London the pitbull had its front legs amputated after suffering torture and abuse from Zachary Hinton and Sarah Anderson
Victim of abuse: London the pitbull had its front legs amputated after suffering torture and abuse from Zachary Hinton and Sarah Anderson

Victim of abuse: London the pit bull had its front legs amputated after suffering torture and abuse from Zachary Hinton and Sarah Anderson. The dog is now fitted with a custom dog wheelchair to move around in

It was thought that London had fallen from a high window but witnesses said the male dog’s owners had been slammed to the floor as punishment for chewing on a sofa, King5.com reported.

Vets considered the injuries so severe they did not expect London to survive when dropped off at a humane society branch in Crescent City, California, in July.

 

The pit bull was put into the care of the Vancouver-based Animal Care Clinic and Dr Brandon Sherman, who will testify at tomorrow’s trial.

Dr. Sherman, who performed surgery on London to save his life last August, will bring the dog into the court as he gives evidence against Zachary Hinton and Sarah Anderson.

On trial: Sarah Anderson (pictured left), and Zachary Hinton (right), both 20, are accused of animal cruelty and torture
On trial: Sarah Anderson (pictured left), and Zachary Hinton (right), both 20, are accused of animal cruelty and torture

On trial:  Sarah Anderson (pictured left), and Zachary Hinton (right), both 20, are accused of animal cruelty and torture, they face three years and a $20,000 fine per count of abuse

 

New wheels: Mechanics from a Northwest company called MotoCorsa made London a Ducati-inspired custom dog wheelchairNew wheels: Mechanics from a Northwest company called MotoCorsa made London a Ducati-inspired custom dog wheelchair

Courts usually only allow service dogs into court, but jurors in the trial will see for themselves the injuries London had suffered.

Prosecutors say Anderson and Hinton were fully responsible for the injuries to the dog, named London in salute to the competitors of summer Olympics in London.

Dr Sherman decided the dog’s only chance of survival was to have both legs amputated.

After the operation London was cared for by Amanda Giese from the Panda Paws Rescue in Vancouver, Washington.

Amanda said London’s demeanor after surgery was immediate. 

‘You could see relief in him. There was no doubt in my mind we made the right decision,’ she said.

Out of harms way: The pitbull hasn't slowed down since being fitted with its wheelchair and is now a happy and healthy pitbullOut of harms way: The pitbull hasn’t slowed down since being fitted with its wheelchair and is now a happy and healthy pitbull

His face softened from before surgery. Before, he had this very painful, tight, stone look on his face. After surgery he had a soft puppy smile.

‘The clouds lifted. He was happy… he wasn’t in pain anymore. He wanted to go play, he wanted to run,’ she said.

Mechanics from a Northwest company called MotoCorsa made London a Ducati-inspired custom dog wheelchair and the pit bull hasn’t slowed down since.

If convicted, Hinton and Anderson each face three years and a $20,000 fine per count of animal abuse, neglect, and torture.

Amanda says she hopes the two are sentenced to the maximum term and ordered to pay the maximum fine.

She also wants them banned from owning any other animals.

Mother and daughters starved Staffordshire bull terrier until it was so hungry it ate its own bed

  • RSPCA inspector could see the animal’s hips, ribs and spine protruding
  • Dog called Akita was caged in a room surrounded by its own faeces
  • The dog digested its bed which was made of plastic

A mother and her two daughters starved a Staffordshire bull terrier until it was so hungry it was forced to eat its own bed.

Diane Martin, 55, Amy Martin, 21, and Chloe Martin, 22, kept the dog, Akita, caged in a room surrounded by its own faeces.

The dog was discovered emaciated and with overgrown claws in September last year by the RSPCA.

A mother and her two daughters starved a Staffordshire bull terrier, pictured, until it was so hungry it started to eat its own bed. Pictured is the caged room where the dog was kept and the bed made of plastic which has been bitten intoA mother and her two daughters starved a Staffordshire bull terrier, pictured, until it was so hungry it started to eat its own bed. Pictured is the caged room where the dog was kept and the bed made of plastic which has been bitten into

It had been digesting its own bed – which was made of plastic – and plastic was found to be in its faeces.

Inspector Virgina Ross visited the family home in Tottenham, north London, to check on the pet’s condition.

 

She found a baby gate had been placed across the door of the room to prevent the dog from escaping from the foul-smelling room.

Ms Ross could see the animal’s hips, ribs and spine protruding from underneath its fur, Highbury Corner Magistrates heard.

An RSPCA inspector discovered Akita, pictured, emaciated and with overgrown claws in September last yearAn RSPCA inspector discovered Akita, pictured, emaciated and with overgrown claws in September last year

Prosecutor Mark Jones said: ‘It was frantic to get out of the room. There was child gate across the door which the dog was trying to climb over.’

He added that there was a soiled bed for the dog in the middle of the room which was covered in faeces, and that there was no clean space for the animal to get some respite.

Chloe told the inspector that Akita had belonged to her sister’s ex-boyfriend and that he had left it with them.

She admitted that she had been concerned about the conditions it was being kept in, saying: ‘I wouldn’t like to live like that.’

Mr Jones said the intention had been to sell the animal which had been looked after before Amy and her boyfriend split up.

The defendants then ‘turned a blind eye’ to Akita’s care and neglected her for a month until she was taken away by Ms Ross on September 18.

A forensic veterinary surgeon examined the dog and found that she weighed just 5.7kg – almost half her normal body weight.

He added that the dog was so desperate to find food that it had started trying to digest her bed.

Mr Jones said: ‘Whilst at the surgery the animal was passing plastic in its faeces.

‘What the vet is saying is that this dog was eating abnormal matter. It is a common finding in dogs that have been deprived an adequate diet and were so hungry they would eat anything.

‘It doesn’t get any worse than that.’

He added: ‘Quite frankly, if left any longer the dog might have died.’

By November last year, Akita’s body weight had increased to 10.65 kilos and she has a new owner.


Sisters: Amy Martin, left, and Chloe Martin, right, who both had a duty to care for the dog

Amy Martin, pictured, ‘purposefully treated the dog in an appalling way while she looked after another dog’

Addressing Amy Martin, chair of the bench Anita Morgan said: ‘We find in this that you were the most culpable.

‘This was a dog that was left in your care, but you were already a dog owner, so you understand about dogs.

‘You purposefully treated this dog in an appalling way while looking after another dog.’

Ms Morgan told Chloe and Diane Martin that although they also had a duty to care for Aikita, the bench did not feel they had been primarily responsible.

Amy was sentenced to 12 weeks imprisonment, suspended for a year, and ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work.

She was also banned from owning or keeping a dog for five years.

Chloe, who is four months pregnant, was given a 12 month community order and made subject to an 8pm to 6am electronically monitored curfew for eight weeks.

Their mother was given a 12 month community order and ordered carry out 150 hours of unpaid work.

The mother and daughters,from Tottenham, each admitted one count of causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal, and two of failing to fulfil the duties of a person responsible for an animal’s welfare.

They were each also ordered to pay £100 each towards court costs.

Zoo to run out of food in 48 hours threatening animals with starvation as Italy’s financial crisis hits

Hundreds of exotic animals at Naples zoo are facing starvation, as keepers declare a state of emergency with food supplies set to run out in 48 hours. 

Zoo keepers at the compound in the southern Italian city, said within two days hay, fruit and all other food will be finished, leaving the 300 tigers, giraffes, elephants and other animals, high and dry.

Italy’s dwindling economy has hit the once-famous zoo hard, leading its managers to declare bankruptcy in 2011.

Naples Zoo is just two days away from closing if no new financial backer can be foundNaples Zoo is just two days away from closing if no new financial backer can be found

Emergency administrators stepped in to care for the animals but their tenure is set to end on January 31.

 

 

Now if funds for more food are not found within 48 hours, the zoo’s prize exhibits including big cats and other rare exotic animals will starve to death, keepers said.

If funds for more food are not found within 48 hours, the zoo's prize exhibits including big cats could starve to death If funds for more food are not found within 48 hours, the zoo’s prize exhibits including big cats could starve to death

The 70 staff will also be made redundant, if there are no new owners by Wednesday, he said.

Investment company Clear Leisure has made an offer to buy the company but the bankruptcy court have not so far approved the offer. Previous offers have failed to meet the criteria.

A union representative told the Italian news agency ANSA: ‘There are only a few days left for both us and the animals. We would like to know why it has got to this point and mostly, what is going to be done,’

‘If no solution is found, we are going to be thrown out and the animals will die of hunger’.

Residents of the zoo include leopards, brown bears, elephants, zebras, ostriches, antelopes and tigers, as well as a petting zoo containing farm animals.

Among its scientific achievements are the first birth in captivity of the saltarupe Oreotragus oreotragus vulture. It was also the keeper of the first Italian antelope, giraffe, and first black rhinoceros in Europe.  

The zoo, which opened in 1949, was run alongside Italy’s oldest themepark, originally created as Naples’ answer to Disneyland. 

In its heyday of the 1970s Edenlandia was considered the best in the country. It also includes a greyhound track and outdoor cinema.