The Court of Appeal denied a request from prosecutors to strengthen the punishments that can be handed down to animal abusers. Photo: Handout

Punishment for animal abuse should not be strengthened say Hong Kong judges, as they reject appeal for tougher sentence in case involving dead dog

  • Court of Appeal denies bid by Department of Justice to increase sentences for those that abuse animals
  • Rights campaigners say decision sends wrong message to society
Topic |   Hong Kong courts

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The Court of Appeal denied a request from prosecutors to strengthen the punishments that can be handed down to animal abusers. Photo: Handout
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