The reporting of Animal cruelty is absolutely essential for stopping violent crimes in our society. The Paw Justice campaign “Patch up Your pet” is designed to get pet owners and animal lovers together to unite against animal cruelty and to strengthen communities to be the eyes and ears against animal abuse.

Case Study: Taffy Hotene, Auckland, New Zealand

He went from strangling kittens to Killing Kylie Jones.

These events might have been prevented if we had better checks and balances in place that recognized the seriousness of animal cruelty offences.

Age 15 Strangled kittens and mice
He was in court for theft, and again before he was 16.
He appeared for his first attempted rape of a woman at knifepoint at 17.
He was jailed for just 15 months.

As soon as he was out he walked into the home of a married woman with her two and a half year old daughter and ten month old baby, and attempted to rape her, holding a knife to the baby's head. he was imprisoned for four years.

As soon as he was released, he then attacked three women in Wanganui, in a four day reign of terror. One of them he succeeded in raping. All of them were women minding shops on their own.

Each attack was reasonably well planned and he took precautions such as discarding his clothes after each attack and taking measures to throw police dogs off his trail. He was sentenced to 12 years in prison for these three attacks. He was paroled after 8 years, and within weeks raped and killed Kylie Jones.

Click here to read the full newspaper article about Taffy Hotene

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