Hong Kong man’s sentence cut to three months for animal abuse

A man who raised 102 dogs and 34 cats in a stinking 800 sq ft flat filled with animal urine and faeces had his jail sentence reduced to three months yesterday.

Chang Kwai-ming, 60, admitted two counts of cruelty last year. He was sentenced to four months in prison when he appeared in Kwun Tong Court and released on bail pending an appeal.

Yesterday, however, a High Court judge ruled that because the prosecution had changed the charges several times before his September sentencing – causing additional legal fees and delays – Chang’s sentence would be reduced by a month.

The court was told the animals were discovered in Chang’s second-storey walk-up flat in Tai Kok Tsui on November 4, 2013.

Chang traded dogs and cats as a business and had kept animals in the flat for five years. He said he fed the animals every day but he kept all the windows closed.

 

Continue reading at SCMP

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