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.
Kurt Sharp, 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 scum. I’m glad he got a jail sentence,not home detention.