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Man who threw [pet] from Hong Kong rooftop given four-month hospital order

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    Man who threw [pet] from Hong Kong rooftop given four-month hospital order

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    Thursday, 24 May, 2018
    By Jasmine Siu

    A Hong Kong man who threw a dog from the roof of a 28-story building because he was annoyed by its barking was given a four-month hospital order on Thursday.

    West Kowloon Court heard the dog had been living with Hugo Ho Tsz-kwan, 23, and his parents for the whole of its 10-year life before he killed it last month in “a moment of impulse”.

    “I regret the offence very much and beg for forgiveness,” Ho said in a letter to the court tabled after he pleaded guilty to one count of cruelty to animals. The offence is punishable by three years’ imprisonment and a fine of HK$200,000 (US$25,480).

    Acting principal magistrate Ada Yim Shun-yee said Ho’s offence should have warranted a minimum of six months’ imprisonment as it brought unnecessary pain to the animal. But having considered his psychiatric assessment, she accepted the experts’ recommendation for a hospital order that could be beneficial to both Ho’s health and the public interest.

    Ho initially denied the offence, claiming he was not at home at the time. But he later admitted throwing the animal off the roof out of impulse because he felt angry and annoyed.

    He also told police he hated living with the dog.

    On Thursday, Ho said through his lawyer in mitigation that he committed the offence because he was annoyed by the dog’s barking.

    The lawyer also revealed Ho was the breadwinner of the family, supporting his retired parents with a monthly income of up to HK$3,000 while working as a salesman at a stationery shop.

    Court-ordered psychiatric reports found Ho was suitable for plea but recommended a hospital order of four to six months.

    The Japanese Spitz is a medium-sized breed known for its white fur and has a lifespan of up to 16 years.

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/h...pitz-hong-kong
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    Someone should throw him off the roof in “a moment of impulse”.

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    if he were truly insane he would not have thought to lie about it and try to hide what he did. Truly insane people don't think they do anything wrong so they don't try to cover up what they did. He should have gotten the max prison time plus a fine.
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    He got off cheap! Poor dog probably had a miserable ten years living with that punk. Stories like these remind me why I like animals so much more than people. When they kill, it's for a reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpha1 View Post
    He got off cheap! Poor dog probably had a miserable ten years living with that punk. Stories like these remind me why I like animals so much more than people. When they kill, it's for a reason.
    Same goes for injuring pets. I read about a case in which a teenager had someone record him throwing a kitten. You can't do that without planning it. (I will spare you the dirty details.)
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    Thats awful!
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