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  • AmandaNYC
    January 19, 2013 - 00:47

    How many more sad stories like this do we need to read before we take action and make major reforms where laws on animal cruelty is concerned? There's a debate about it on equibbly calling for harsher penalties. But, the very question here is: What happened to respect..? Animals are living creatures, not some cute play thing that you can dispose of whenever you feel like it.

  • rhonda parsons
    January 18, 2013 - 16:25

    This is very disturbing, and sickening... how these so called humans would neglect this beautiful animal. Why I wonder ? was this sentient being taking up money, room, time, and food , or just simply in the way now. It is a common sight, particularly rural NL to see dogs tied up all year round. What kind of a life is it for any animal to live their lives at the end of a chain?. Good grief this province may be progessing in other ways but no forward thinking here, when it comes to the rights of animals . There is hardly a voice in the provice of NL for these animals, except for a very few organizations, who at least try to help where they can. I can not imagine the pain, fear, and suffering this poor dog endured Now you have a judge who sends a very clear message that serious offences against animals are acceptable and will be tolerated. Very lenient indeed... and the judge also decides to just put the case over for when it was more convenient for these two sub-humans . Those who offend against animals are predators of the worst possible kind, preying on the weak and vulnerable. In this regard, for that same reason these scumbags inevitably may go on to abuse humans . I truly hope they both walk the halls of karma.

  • Rhonda Parsons
    January 18, 2013 - 16:20

    This is very disturbing, and sickening... how these so called humans would neglect this beautiful animal. Why I wonder ? was this sentient being taking up money, room, time, and food , or just simply in the way now. It is a common sight, particularly rural NL to see dogs tied up all year round. What kind of a life is it for any animal to live their lives at the end of a chain?. Good grief this province may be progessing in other ways but no forward thinking here, when it comes to the rights of animals . There is hardly a voice in the provice of NL for these animals, except for a very few organizations, who at least try to help where they can. I can not imagine the pain, fear, and suffering this poor dog endured Now you have a judge who sends a very clear message that serious offences against animals are acceptable and will be tolerated. Very lenient indeed... and the judge also decides to just put the case over for when it was more convenient for these two sub-humans . Those who offend against animals are predators of the worst possible kind, preying on the weak and vulnerable. In this regard, for that same reason these scumbags inevitably may go on to abuse humans . I truly hope they both walk the halls of karma.

  • Leah
    January 18, 2013 - 14:32

    What the hell is wrong with our so-called Justice System? Who was the judge....didn't he/she have any compassion whatsoever for the horrific abuse of this helpless dog? And what about the waste of taxpayers' money? Whoever hired these two "beauts" must be just as hard-hearted. Sick of our weak, ridiculous, laughable justiice system; no wonder crime and violence is increasing.

  • Johnfood
    January 18, 2013 - 13:49

    People treating any animal this bad should be sentence to at least 5 years and be refused any food but the absolute minimum needed to survive. There is absolutely no need to starve an animal - they could find a new home for him, they could surrender him to the SPCA among other choices.

  • Bonnie
    January 18, 2013 - 13:29

    So, let me get this straight, they had a case in court and didn't show up, so the bleeding heart judge decided that because they were working in Labrador (to make money to feed their big freaking gobs that they didn't have the heart to do for poor Max) to just put the case over for when it was more convenient for them. This is a disgrace and whoever this judge is should be reprimanded for sanctioning this absolutely mindful waste of taxpayer dollars, scheduling all those involved with the courts time and allowing CONVICTED CRIMINALS to determine when their sentence is to be given. Disgraceful all around. Shame on all of you, poor Max's abusers and the justice system that is coddling those abusers. RIP Max.

    • anonomus
      January 19, 2013 - 19:29

      to all those who call mr. price & miss cooper cruel to their animals do not kno them pesonally as i do , or they would understand that max was always cared for & fed propperly in the 18 yrs that they had him. his condition went down hill very quickly & they were indeed going to be getting max euthinized within a week of their so called family member who set all this up to make them look bad. personally i kno that theese 2 people would not harm any animal nor would they starve it, they would do without themselves to feed that dog & any other animal or human that was in need. people should not judge on only what they hear in the news , but listen to the facts.most of the people who comment on the SPCA of clarenville didnt even kno the age , as they were first sayinhere dont even kno theese people , so how can u judge them???? in my opinion the justice system in this case is convicting 2 people who loved their dog MAX & it was tearing them up inside knowing that they had to bring him to be eutinized & felt the same hurt as if it was one of their own children, if they were as bad as people are portraying them to be , in no way would max have even lived to be 18 yrs of age in the first place. the SPCA in the clarenville area didnt even kno the age of max as they were saying that he was only 7-8 yrs old until mr. Price proved to them otherwise. & they r suppose to be the professionals, what a joke!!!

  • Geri
    January 18, 2013 - 10:54

    These people should be too ashamed of themselves to be seen in public. I'm thoroughly disgusted that people of this so called 'superior race' would stoop so low as to do this to an defensless animal. What is so heartbreaking about all this is that no matter how bad they treated Max...he would love and forgive them in a heartbeat.. for only a pat on the head and a bite to eat. How thoroughly sad.

    • psnow
      January 18, 2013 - 14:08

      this is disgusting to say the least, the company ,they are working for as amoral and ethical right to release them of their behavior and the courts for once should stand their ground and make this pair a prime example by giving them suffienct jailtime and also to order them to work in a humane society where they can learn and appreciate the value of animals .their excuses should have no bearing on the outcome.