A judge, who was fed-up with animal abusers, decided to give them a taste of their own medicine as he handed down their sentences. His unusual but appropriate punishment has the internet saying all animal abusers should be forced to stand before this judge. What a hero!
After being told she would be sitting in literal filth, the woman wasn’t exactly thrilled. “I definitely didn’t think I’d be here [at a dump], but I’d rather be here than jail. I can’t complain,” Morrow said as she picked up litter. The alternative was to spend 90 days in jail.
In another case, a woman abandoned 35 kittens late at night in two different parks, where they were later discovered by park rangers, IHeartCats reported. When the kittens were found, they were sick from being left out in the cold, and sadly, nine of them passed away.
Shockingly, the litters were traced to the woman by the ID collars they were wearing, proving she’s not only cruel but not very smart either. Judge Cicconetti handed down a sentence that meant the guilty party had to spend a night alone in the cold, snowy outdoors by herself, in addition to jail time and fines, according to Animal Channel.
“How would you like to be dumped off at a metro park late at night, spend the night, listening to the coyotes … listening to the raccoons around you in the dark night, and sit out there in the cold not knowing where you’re going to get your next meal, not knowing when you are going to be rescued?” he asked the woman.
So, how did the judge come up with his unique form of punishment? Judge Michael Cicconetti realized that standard punishments seemed to have little effect when he began to see a lot of repeat offenders. That’s when he knew he would have to get creative in his sentencing in order to tackle the problem.
After being abandoned at a trash dump for a day or left in the cold outdoors alone in the dark overnight, hopefully, these offenders had it drilled into their head what it must have been like for the animals they mistreated. Let’s hope they never forget it. This judge is an example to be followed and commended. His creative punishments for animal abusers are on the right track. Let’s pay tribute to his brilliant work by telling others about it. Maybe a few other judges will see what Mike Cicconetti has done and take note.