Monday, September 20, 2010

News Reel - Windsor man Jailed

I had thought that I posted this news article when the dog was brought in but after searching through my blog's archives, I suppose I simply read it on emails. It is yet another story about asshat owners who abuse their dogs without realizing the damage they cause. Another person who should NEVER be allowed to own an animal again. The latest news article is here but I will warn you ... the picture they included with the article is NOT pretty ... If you are uncomfortable viewing it, please read below for a summary.

Anyway to make a long story short, Tyson, a three-year-old black Lab mix, was found wandering around the streets of Windsor with a condom strapped to his penis. The condom was so tight that it had cut off the blood circulation and within 24 hours infection had already begun to spread. He had to be euthanized after an external infection spread internally to his abdomen and bladder.

The owner of the dog, Anjalo Abeywickrema, came forward and admitted he had done this terrible thing because the dog "urinated and “humped everything” in his house". WHAT?!

Abeywickrema was out on parole (he had been sentenced for manslaughter) at the time that he did this. Abeywickrema’s parole was revoked and he has been in prison since his arrest on May 13. He has been sentenced to 4 months for animal cruelty and isn't allowed to own an animal for 5 years.

How sad is that? It's bad enough that the guy killed his dog in a HORRIBLE way, but he's ONLY going to get 4 months?? And the guy's lawyer says he will probably only serve two-thirds of that time! What is WRONG with our legal system??

Reportedly, Abeywickrema has mental health challenges. If that's the case, then where are his social workers? If he is unable to care for an animal in a cruelty-free way then I'm willing to bet that he hasn't got all his ducks in a row and he really should have workers checking up on him daily unless he's living with mentally sound and responsible adults (which in this case, I'm willing to bet he DOESN'T). 

The only ones with their heads farther up their ass than the dog's owner is the lawyer who would actually represent this guy, followed closely by our legal system that allows him to be free after only a few months of jail time.

Congratulations, asshats.

Let us know when you're ready to come up for air and maybe we can discuss possible ways to fix our crappy system (no pun intended).

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GoLightly said...



sorry, I'm steaming here.
There should be laws against people like that owning animals..
But what's to stop him getting another, from a flea market?
That poor dog.
Good grief.
Five years? try NEVER again!

OldMorgans said...

Words just fail me.
I was at the dentist yesterday & looked at the local paper. A short item reported that a man had been arrested for beating his horse with a piece of pipe. Someone videoed it. Knowing our legal system, I figure that the arrest will be the end of it and the person who videoed will have to hide for his life now.
Words continue to fail me.

William K Wallace said...

The law is an ass and he should be banned for life from having a dog or any pet for that matter!