There’s a particular place in hell for people who abuse animals.
They are cruel, heartless, and abusive. Sometimes, they can get away with it, but other times, they face the full weight of the law, and it’s absolutely satisfying to see. There is one judge, in particular, who has a special knack for dealing with this kind of scum. His sentences are poetic, and are justice in their rawest form.
They aren’t cruel.
If you think he makes people wear shock collars and buzzes them for fun, then I’ll have to burst your bubble. But what he does do is give them something to think about, something to consider.
He is a judge from Ohio.
Judge Michael Cicconnetti has a sense of justice that is just incredibly satisfying to see. He’s been compassionate and loving towards animals from a young age, and gives the abusers a taste of their own medicine.
A woman was brought forth after her pet dog was found living in total filth. Horrified with the conditions she forced her pet to live in, he gave her something similar to consider.
“I want you to go down to the county dump, to the landfill, and I want them to find the stinkiest, smelliest, God-awful odor place they can find in that dump and I want you to sit there for eight hours tomorrow, to think about what you did to that dog while you smell the odor. If you puke, you puke.”
He actually said that.
But that’s not all.
Another woman found 35 kittens and just dropped them in the forest to fend for themselves for no reason. Judge Mike saw this as an obvious abuse, and forced her to relive the same anxiety and stress she put the kittens under.
“How would you like to be dumped off at a metro park late at night, spend the night listening to the coyotes … listening to the raccoons around you in the dark night, and sit out there in the cold not knowing where you’re going to get your next meal, not knowing when you are going to be rescued?”
He does it not because it’s eye-for-an-eye justice.
But because some of these people were repeat offenders, and since they didn’t show any indication to change, he decided that showing them the hell they forced themselves to live through will help change their minds.
People have nothing but love for him.
What do you think?
#ThrowbackThursday (from 6/17) Painesville Judge Michael Cicconetti has become a national folk hero for his quirky sentences. But does his unconventional approach really work?https://t.co/oSf5dTAHbb pic.twitter.com/YkU31TUtuK
— Cleveland Magazine (@ClevelandMag) 10 November 2017