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Courts must take animal cruelty seriously

By Pamela Burns

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 23, 2012

~~<p>We at the Hawaiian Humane Society are extremely disappointed about the sentencing of David Becker, who was directly responsible for managing a large commercial Waimanalo dog breeding operation.</p>
<p>A six-month sentence doesn't provide justice to the animals that were harmed by his actions. We believe that given the 153 counts of animal cruelty, more jail time is warranted. Furthermore, the judge should have prohibited Becker from owning animals and disallowed him to own or work in any business related to animals.</p>
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We at the Hawaiian Humane Society are extremely disappointed about the sentencing of David Becker, who was directly responsible for managing a large commercial Waimanalo dog breeding operation.

A six-month sentence doesn't provide justice to the animals that were harmed by his actions. We believe that given the 153 counts of animal cruelty, more jail time is warranted. Furthermore, the judge should have prohibited Becker from owning animals and disallowed him to own or work in any business related to animals. Login for more...



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