[Animal Cruelty] The tweaker who killed all but one of a litter of 14 pups by abandoning the canines in a dumpster during the dead of winter has been sentenced to 13 years in prison, that fucker.
So, that's that. Now all the pro-animal-cruelty freaks can get up in arms about how animals are not people, and how the sentence is excessive, etc. (Such people rarely see anything wrong with excessive sentences for, say, marijuana convictions.)
Now, obviously, in many cases--especially where the man's judgment has been crippled by his addiction--treatment rather than a draconian prison sentence is likely to be most effective. But sociopaths who willfully inflict suffering on other creatures--human or animal--must be dealt with, and a misdemeanor slap on the wrist is probably an ineffective deterrent to one whose sense of human values has been twisted.
In other news, despite having been named "Precious," the surviving dog is doing well.