Not every person in the world loves animals. While some of them stay away from animals, others think it’s fun to harm them. Since animal abusers receive little to no punishment, a judge from Ohio decided to take the matter in his own hands.

Municipal Court Judge Michael Cicconeti decided to give out uncommon sentences to teach animal abusers a valuable lesson.

Judge Cicconeti loves animals ever since he got his first dog, a Dachshund mix named Herman. Now, he has a ten-year-old Bernese mountain dog named Kasey.

Judge Cicconeti is an upstanding member of the legal profession, judge Cicconeti doesn’t give out unlawful punishments. However, he likes to embarrass offenders a little.

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For example, there was one woman who has abandoned 35 kittens in the forest. So, the judge decided that she needs to spend one night in the woods by herself to let her have a taste of her own medicine. During the hearing, he questioned her how would she feel if she was dumped off at a metro park late at night, sit out in the cold not knowing where she’s going to eat her next meal and not knowing when she will be rescued.

There was another case when a woman left her dog to live in total filth. So, the judge sentenced her to spend just one day at a filthy dump. The judge told the woman during the hearing: “I want you to sit there for eight hours tomorrow, to think about what you did to that dog while you smell the odor. If you puke, you puke.”

Last September, Goddard’s law was enforced. This law means that animal abuse is a felony. This was a major step for animal rights advocates. Judge Cicconeti also hopes that these sentences will spread awareness about animal cruelty and its consequences.

However, the judge who loves animals so much never planned to give these unusual sentences. He realized that jail time isn’t really effective, so he decided to create this uncommon sentences. The judge always makes sure that the sentences he gives out are similar to the crimes that were committed. Before he gives a sentence, he learns all the details about the case.

The judge believes that there should be a registry for animal abusers, just like there is a registry for sex offenders. This will be very helpful for shelters to verify potential adopters.

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