UK man banned from keeping pets

London: A 50-year-old man in the UK who abused his dog has been banned from keeping pets for five years, sentenced to year-long community service and ordered to pay 750 pounds in costs.


A screengrab from the video that shows the man abusing his dog

Paul Anthony Archer, a resident of Leeds, was seen shouting at Denver, his English bull terrier, while poking him with a hammer before slamming his car's boot on him.

Archer can be heard shouting at the dog to go 'die' in the footage that emerged of the incident. He appeared before Leeds Magistrates' Court On Saturday and admitted failing to meet the needs of his dog.

“Watching the footage, it's clear that Denver is frightened of the way his owner is behaving towards him,” said Gemma Fowler, inspector Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA).

The court in mitigation heard that the defendant was cleaning the car when Denver jumped in and broke the screen on an iPad on one of the car seats.

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