It never gets any less heartbreaking for animals lovers when we hear about these creatures being hurt or neglected. Advocates and organizations do their best to help animals in need and prevent abuse, but when it comes to the laws regarding abusers, they don’t have control. That’s where Michael Cicconetti comes in.
The judge from Painesville, Ohio, is an animal lover himself, and he’s more than tired of seeing abusers and repeat offenders receiving little to no punishment for their actions. That’s why he’s taken to giving them creative sentences that fit their particular crimes. And while he says his punishments wouldn’t be considered cruel or unusual, he adds “that doesn’t mean that they can’t deal with a little discomfort and embarrassment.”
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