Kudos to U.S. District Judge Keith Watkins, who handed down a record $2 million fine this week on participants in a major dog-fighting operation – to serve as restitution to help cover the care of the dogs involved.
The same judge also imposed the longest sentence ever in a federal dog-fighting case.
The Star-Telegram reports the money will go to two animal-welfare groups who cared for the 451 dogs rescued in the case.
The key, evil organizer in the operation received eight years in prison and fined $580,000. Another individual was ordered to pay to pay $627,389 and spend four years behind ball. And another got five years and $458,752.
This sort of justice needs to happen much more often – especially when the crimes involve acts of cruelty involving animals and people.PACK MENTALITY BLOG: Compassion - teamed with Science and Logic