Quote: Originally Posted by damngrumpy
Ever notice people want stiff jail sentences for almost everything sometime me included.
that is called a reaction to a repugnant act. Reaction.
What we need to focus on is pro action. What did she do what she did? She didn't
understand the impact of her actions or she wouldn't have left them in the truck.
She is looking after dogs yes but that does not mean she knew don't don't sweat like us
and perish much quicker.
Even though we would like there is no charge of stupidity. Clearly she did not intend for the
dogs to die, she didn't plan the death of the dogs. This is important for a lack of intent means
she is guilty of something less that does not translate to six years.
I am tired of the American sentences also sentences should remain in the hands of judges
No charge for stupidity?
No, there isn't, but ignorance of the law and plain stupidity does not excuse you from a crime or the law.
If this was the profession she wanted to offer the public and gain a taxable income from this profession, then she had damn well have educated herself on how to handle the animals which were placed in her care.
A fk'n google search on basic handling and treatment of any pet can be done within a few seconds.
Six years jail time is pretty damn fair. Her intent is irrelevant. Her actions are what matters.
So let's say I was completely ignorant and a moron regarding the combustible reactions of gasoline... I drive up to an Irving station off the side of the highway where there are dozens of cars getting refueled and families are getting their snacks and bathroom breaks for their summer vacation trip. I then decide to light up a cigarette while pumping fuel along side everybody else and then BOOM, the whole place lights up and explodes, killing several people and injuring dozens of other men, women & children. I was too busy to read any of the warning signs along the station about no smoking and I just glazed over all the obvious signs of the danger I was putting myself and everybody else in.
My intentions weren't to kill all these people and forever ruining the lives of many others.... I just needed a smoke break.
Should I be let off lightly because of my own stupidity and ignorance?
Everybody knows not to do this at gas stations.... at least you would think.
And you would think that anybody who has pets, or especially those who make it a profession to take care of other's pets, would know not to leave an animal in a state like she did.
You don't leave any living being inside a sealed up car in a hot summer's day.
Not only did she do this to multiple animals at once (which would have only sped up the time it took for them to all die) but she then lied and tried to cover it all up by saying someone took them from her car, when in fact, she dumped them in a ditch.
And you think she's guilty of something less that shouldn't be at least six years for her crimes?