Letters to the Editor

Penalty for viciousness

Re the Aug. 7 article, Third arrest in illegal Miami-Dade slaughterhouse case: I think a case can be made that the punishments handed out when people harm animals should match those when the the same crime is perpetrated against a human being. I’m quite certain that our legal system contains the prescribed punishment for someone using a mallet to viciously beat live people and also piercing them with hooks so they can be dragged off. Following common sense and a moral line of logic, it seems obvious that Yurianne “Elvin” Hervis-Gonzalez should receive the same punishment that would be handed out as if this assault had occurred on a human being.

Peter P. Mitchell, Miami