I guess a video of the employee roughing up the dog wasn't enough for the judge to believe there was any cruelty involved. Kind of surprised. Must be ok to pick a dog up by the neck.
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That's Judge Timothy Kulhman, who wouldn't know abuse if it was pissing on him.
My dog, a brilliant and beautiful female pit bull, endured this kind of treatment before she decided to move in with us. Sucks to know that this probably happens more than we realize.
Hope this guy learned a lesson and treats others with a bit more kindness, odds are, he will.
From Progress22: Hope this guy learned a lesson and treats others with a bit more kindness, odds are, he will.
What makes you think that?
Now he knows he is being watched if nothing else.
While I'll admit the video makes me cringe, I don't see that the judge was wrong. They had proof of one instance. Is that really cruelty? Ongoing and repeated behavior of what was on the video, but they had one.
And let's face it - after Lyle stumbled across the first instance, you better believe she poured thru the rest of the security tapes and found zip, zilch, nada or it would have been made public just like the one they found.
The former employee was mean, and stupid for doing something like that with security cameras. But I agree with the judge, one instance wasn't cruelty.
One instance is enough for a jail term in my book.
Slowsol, that's why the defense attorney took the case before a judge. He hoped that a judge would look at the case based on the law, not on raw emotion. Emotionally and morally this act is indefensible, but it simply isn't illegal.
What next, will he sue for unlawful termination?
This is off topic but I just saw in today's Blade that a schoolteacher has sued for unlawful termination because she is afraid of small children and her bosses shouldn't have made her work around them (NOT a local story, fortunately!).