A former Adelphi University college student from China was sentenced to 14 days in jail on Thursday for the fatal beating of his two-year-old Pomeranian, reports NewsDay.
According to Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas, Bing Jie Yang, 25, repeatedly hit his dog named DanDan after the dog went to the bathroom on his carpeting in his apartment on April 7th 2015. Dan Dan died from internal injuries including a fractured liver, internal bleeding in his brain, and broken ribs.
“This helpless dog died a horrific death at the hands of the man who had a responsibility to care for him,” Singas said. “No pet should ever be subjected to this kind of abuse, and my office will continue to bring these cases and to fight for stronger laws that reflect the seriousness of crimes like these,” stated Singas as reported by Fox News.
Singas had asked the court to sentence Yang the maximum sentence of up to a year in jail. Instead, Supreme Court Justice Jerald Carter gave Yang 14 days in jail, banned him from owning or caring for an animal for the next three years, and ordered him to register with the county’s Animal Abuse Registry.
It’s time to change the antiquated animal cruelty laws to better protect animals and punish those who abuse them in cases just like this. Rest in peace Dan Dan.
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