There is something about cruelty to animals and children that just makes my skin crawl when I read about it. The Herald reports:

An 18-year-old has been jailed for two years after dragging a goat tied to the back of his car along the road until it died.

, 18, pleaded guilty to a charge of wilful ill-treatment of an animal causing death, as well as a raft of burglary charges.

Judge Roy Wade, in the Pukekohe District Court yesterday, sentenced Sharp to two years’ imprisonment. He said that a lighter sentence of home detention would send the wrong message.

Sharp tethered the goat to the towbar of a car in Waiuku, forcing it to run behind it. When the goat could no longer run, the animal was dragged behind the vehicle for about 2km.

What . I’m glad he got a jail sentence,not home detention.

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