Saturday, July 28, 2007
I’m thinking that maybe prison alone might be too lenient. Why not let the animals have their day and make it a law that anyone charged and convicted of cruelty to animals that part of their sentence mandates they are to spend X amount of time alone in a prison courtyard with X number of prison/police dogs that have been trained to attack.
The amount of time and the number of dogs would be left to the courts to be based on the nature of the crime and maybe with the help of Animal Rights orgnizations.
Of course we know this is not even a reality but somehow it would be nice if the animals could have their say in court. It is beyond me to think that anyone could treat any animal with such cruelty let alone call it a sport.
Taylor to have plea agreement hearing on Monday
RICHMOND, Va. — One of Michael Vick‘s co-defendants doesn’t want to wait for trial.
Tony Taylor, a witness in the case and facing charges of “conspiracy to travel in interstate commerce in aid of unlawful activities (“Travel Act”)”, and to “sponsor a dog in an animal fighting venture, in violation of federal law.”
If convicted on the Travel Act portion of the conspiracy charge, Taylor, and each defendant, face a statutory maximum of five years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and full restitution. If convicted on the animal fighting venture portion of the conspiracy charge, each defendant faces one year in prison, a $100,000 fine, or both.
Taylor is expected to make a plea agreement at his hearing Monday morning.
Other links related to the indictment here