Join Date: Apr 2007
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Not sure what it was called before but it was just like stealing a phone or tv etc. No account for the emotional distress etc. Police, to start with, were just not interested because if they solved it their crime clear up figures were not enhanced by much. Hopefully this will cause them to want to solve what is an horrendous crime, akin, in my opinion to physical assault such is impact it has on people.
Drug dealers have, apparently, moved from dealing drugs to dealing dogs as it carries such a light penalty. A barrister commented that criminals do risk assessments before going out to "work". Steal a dog and get a couple of grand for it v a slap on the wrist if ever caught. No contest really!