Animal Cruelty: Man Sentenced To 12 Years In Prison For Beating His Dog To Death

30/3/2018

At the end of February 2018, a man in Texas was sentenced to heavy jail time for stomping on and throwing a puppy against a wall, killing it in the process.

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Source: Wylie Police Department

The 27-year-old man named Andrew Callaway sparked outraged last May when he was arrested for abusing the dog, named Diesel. He was still alive when authorities took him to the vet but due to the severity of his injuries, he had to be put down.Employees of Wylie Animal Control brought a box with the puppy's ashes to court in a symbolic display of justice and highlight the gravity of Callaway's actions.The man was finally sentenced to 12 years in prison for animal cruelty and violation of probation for a previous sentence.

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Source: Wylie Police Department

According to the District Attorney Greg Willis, this sentence will hopefully send out a strong message.

The sense out there in our community -- I think this is true across the nation -- is that animal cruelty will be tolerated. There's no excuse for it and can't be tolerated. So, we need to send a strong message to people out there who abuse or hurt animals.

The young man attempted to explain his actions saying that he attacked the dog during a fit of rage and regretted it afterwards.But for Attorney Greg Willis, cases of animal abuse are to be taken very seriously, especially since they could foreshadow future cases of violence towards humans.

There's all sorts of studies out there that show a correlation between people who abuse animals will also hurt humans.

It seemed to him all the more important that Andrew Callaway be condemned seeing as most cases like this don't have sufficient evidence, resulting in no sentence. With the overwhelming amount of evidence for this case and with the puppy dying, Willis decided to make an example out of it.Cases such as this are still very much prevalent in today's society. Just recently, a man in France was arrested for dragging a live dog behind him on his scooter.

Source: CBS News