I find it pathetic how an animal abusers can get a maximum of 6 months in prison no matter how much the person tortured their pet. I was in a court public little gallery in camberwell green the other year, being nosey while waiting my turn, I was going to be seen soon for shoplifting makeup such as foundation, mascara and glittery things. The person seen before me was there because she let her two boxer dogs locked in a kitchen full of rubbish. One was a puppy. She left them in there for long enough to die, one of them wasn't dead yet but had to be put down because apparently he looked in agony. She also had many visits from RSPCA because the dogs were being too loud. She had warnings and she ignored them all until they died. The three court judges were light with her and very understanding. They just gave her a fcking fine and a ban from having pets for 5 years. When it was my turn they looked at me disgusted, i got a fine higher than she got, plus community service and probation.