Radoslaw Czerkawski, convicted of 12 counts of animal cruelty yesterday has been sentenced to 8-10 years in prison with two years probation.
While the conviction is unprecedented and great news for the animal welfare community, the sentence announced today pales in comparison to the suffering Kiya endured.
Czerkawski’s lawyer stated that there is no reason to believe his client’s behavior could happen again.
Kiya was starved, beaten, cut and burned over a period of months. Someone who is capable of such merciless cruelty will clearly not be fit to will be ready to rejoin society in 8 years!
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