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18-year-old AARON RAY (pictured below), appeared before South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court on Friday, June 26, and was handed a 12-week jail term, suspended for a year, after he admitted causing unnecessary suffering to an animal.
RAY was also banned from keeping animals for 15 years.
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On January 11, Northumbria Police responded to a home in South Hylton about a disturbance.
Officers learned that the juvenile flew into a rage and killed the family cockatiel.
This sick individual had cruelly plunged a knife into the back of the tiny neck of the innocent bird.
Reportedly, when this monster was questioned, he told officers: “It’s just a bird, it’s not a crime.”
Wildlife officer Pc Peter Baker said: “We are a nation of animal lovers, so it is upsetting to come across incidents such as this where the defendant has caused inevitable and unnecessary suffering to an animal.”
Adding: “I hope this conviction acts as a serious lesson to others – anybody who causes unnecessary suffering to an animal could face criminal action and a possible jail term.”