A dog owner who tried to drown her pet by tying a heavy rock to its neck and throwing it in a river has been fined just £80.
Charlene Latham, 32, put the rock in a carrier bag and tied the handles to her Belgian shepherd Bella’s lead.
She then threw the dog and the rock into the River Trent in Farndon, Nottinghamshire, before running away.
Passer-by Jane Harper was walking along the river bank on the morning of 6 January last year when she heard a loud splash and saw Bella beginning to disappear under the water… More here.
£80… When will the law treat those who abuse animals in a similar way to those who abuse other humans?