Letter: More Penalties Needed For Animal Cruelty

As a resident of Loxahatchee Groves, and a member of the human race, I am appalled at the reports of the disgusting animal cruelty which has occurred in my beloved little rural haven. The fines and jail time, if any, will not fit these crimes. The perpetrators should get 50 years to life without parole, be forced to work on real chain gangs, and be given daily beatings before a supper of high-cholesterol slop.

Realistically, new tougher laws are needed, and they need to be fast-tracked. Included in the punishment should be the confiscation of the land and all property on that parcel. This should include confiscation, even if the land is just rented or leased by the perpetrators. In this way, the property owner will be forced to be proactive in making sure that nothing like this occurs on his or her land.

Bill Louda, Loxahatchee Groves