Cruel man sentenced to just 45 days in jail for hurling pug to its death

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In New York, animal rights supporters are shaking their heads in disappointment after a cruel man who hurled a small dog to its death from a New York City apartment balcony was sentenced to just 45 days in jail.

According to the New York Times, Yuk Cheung, 35, had been having an argument with his ex-girlfriend about the 12-year-old pug named Yoda when he threw the dog out of a seventh-floor balcony in March.  Prosecutors stated Cheung claimed the dog wiggled out of his arms, but investigators determined Yoda had been thrown. He then went down to the street, picked up Yoda’s lifeless body, put it in a box with ice and dumped it in a trash can.

“During an argument with a former girlfriend, the defendant lashed out at a defenseless dog,” Queens District Attorney Richard Brown  said. “The little pug was viciously thrown from a balcony and plunged seven stories to her death. As a result of this act of aggression and cruelty, the defendant is going to jail.”

Mr. Brown stated Yoda had been propelled 40 feet up into the air to clear a rooftop directly below the balcony and to then land on the street below six feet from the sidewalk.

In addition to the 45-days in jail, Cheung will not be allowed to own any animals for the next five years and must register with the city as an animal abuser.The animal abuser registration prevents city shelters, rescue groups and pet stores from allowing individuals convicted of an animal abuse crime to purchase or adopt a pet.

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16 replies
  1. Adrienne says:

    Throw this scum off a higher balcony and if he survives, throw him off again. jail time for this “thing” now, not just 45 days. What if he had done this to his girlfriend? Still 45 days?

    • Bunny Peters says:

      I agree. He deserves serious jail time for what he did…..
      I know he will burn in Hell forever for his cruelty and I would love to see him get there ASAP……
      RIP precious little treasure. You deserve true justice for your murder…..

  2. Louisa Cornell says:

    Dear Moronic Women,

    If you are having an argument with your boyfriend, husband, or exes of either- REMOVE YOUR PETS AND CHILDREN FROM THE EQUATION !!! Never, ever, ever, engage in any way with these bastards if a child or pet is in the room. Period. You know what these assholes are capable of and yet you allow them to hold your pets or children whilst doing so. This dog was killed by the man, but it was failed by the woman. Wake the hell up, women!

  3. sherry D. hadley says:

    This vicious prick should take exactly what he dished out. Sadly, 45 days was no match/punishment for his crime. He will die one day and have to deal with his cruelty then.

  4. Red says:

    45 DAYS for murdering an animal? NO THAT IS NOT ENOUGH!!! Nothing less than 5-10 years for this horrific act. But, the courts just slap their sick hands and off they go for a 30-45 day of being taken care of, fed, clothed, medical, jail is no punishment for animal abuse!

  5. Nadya Wall-Rossi says:

    His first name suits him perfectly. I take it this lovely gentleman is either Chinese, Korean or Vietnamese. Which makes perfect sense. Why is he here in the United States?

  6. maxiemom says:

    Take this piece of filth and throw him off a building whose height corresponds in equivalence between a human and the ground as between this filth and his victim. NO loss there.

    If you want to abuse animals, New York is a great place to live. It amazes me that a state as enlightened as it is in so many ways is just as backward (or almost) as some of the worst in this country when it comes to punishing animal abusers.

  7. pennysdachshunds says:

    The STATE OF NY needs to weed out the JUDICAL system and rid it of these Judges and have their finger up their ( KAZOO) during the cases they hear… they are bilking the system for their salaries!!! Because they are NOT worth a PLUG nickel!!! they are only there for the paycheck, insurance , and retirement benefits. AND COULD CARE LESS ABOUT JUSTICE BEING SERVED!!!!

  8. pamela bolton says:

    45 Days?? Now lets not put ourselves out and sentence this POS to a decent length of time for the murder of an innocent animal.! Sick of the JUSTICE SYSTEM (Ha, Ha-nothing justice about it) slapping these assholes on the wrist. You can’t make a difference UNLESS you give them a sentence that means something. 45 days, hell, he’ll just go out and do it again next time he gets pissed at someone. DISGUSTING JUDGE FOR SUCH A SENTENCE. SHAME ON YOU.

  9. Jill says:

    Here is what u do nyc! U take the sick. Insane. Evil. Pathetic . Son of a bitch. Go to the apt. Throw him u in the air and watch this piece of shit fall 40 floors to his death for his punishment for causing his girlfriends dog’s death. Perfect sentence for him!!!

  10. Pamela Garlisch says:

    Well all I can hope is that Karma works quickly within the 45 days. The standard excuse is that the jails are full and there is no room to keep them longer. Yeah right, build more prisons and put people to work building them! Both of them should go to jail!

  11. Barbara Cordon says:

    No i feel justice has not been served! First of all 45 days is a joke. Second he should not be allowed to adopt or purchase a pet ever in his disgusting life. Not just 5 yrs! Once an abuser always an abuser. How does that saying go? people dont change their stripes they just find new ways to show them. He should never be allowed to own a pet! And what if he leaves the city? The registry is only for nyc.


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