An Ohio judge with compassion for animals has become fed up with animal abusers and their repeated offenses.
As a result, he’s handing down some controversial sentences to these abusers. These sentences have earned him both criticism and praise.
In Painesville, Ohio, Judge Michael Cicconetti has developed a reputation for passing unusual and creative sentences to convicted offenders in his court. Out of all the criminal cases he presides over, the crimes involving animal abuse upset him the most.
There seems to be a frequent pattern of people abusing and neglecting animals in Painesville.
Judge Cicconetti loves animals, so the increase in animal abuse cases are making him beyond irritated.
He realized that jail time does not deter repeat offenders from committing these heinous acts against animals again. It got to the point when the judge decided to come up with a new form of punishment.
Judge Cicconetti started making these offenders experience the same hardship that they put their animals under. For instance, one woman was charged with neglecting her dog by making him live in a filthy environment.
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