A pair who head butted, threw down the stairs and stood on a dog have escaped jail much to the disgust of the public.
2 bothers, Andrew and Daniel Frankish, aged 22 and 19 respectively, received a 21 week custodial sentence for 2 years with a 6 month tagged curfew after appearing at Hartlepool Magistrates Court for animal cruelty offences.
Tragically, the Bulldog they abused called Baby had to be put down only 3 weeks after the abuse as she lost the use of her back legs.
Their sentenced have received anger on social media which has resulted in an online petition for the sentence to be revisited.
As at the 1 April 2016, the online petition at change.org now has over 283,000 supporters which puts it well above the 100,000 that is usually needed for the matter to be discussed in Parliament.
Petition organiser Alex Richardson-Lee stated that is was due to the “sheer brutality” shown on the 2 bothers’ video that drove him to demand a change to their sentences.
And yes, they videoed themselves torturing their dog.
When the 2 brothers appeared in court they pleased guilty to causing unnecessary and suffering to Baby by subjecting her to unnecessary physical violence, an offence under the Animal Welfare Act 2006.
RSPCA inspector Gemma Lynch stated: “The whole horrible ordeal seems to be for his and the younger man’s entertainment, for fun.
“Everyone who has seen the video says it’s the most distressing thing they’ve ever seen.
“These are people who have seen a lot of horrible things.”
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