This case was brought to my attention a few weeks back however, today it concluded

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1285922/Teenager-microwaved-brothers-hamster-given-months-youth-custody.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

Good! but surely the parents should have been prosecuted for with holding vet treatment.

I am really pleased to see the judge has taken such a hard line, not only with a custodial sentence but with the ban, but I would have prefered it was a 10 year ban. I don';t think the lad will grow up in 4 years to be responsible enough to care for animals. I also think that there should have been some psychological counselling imposed too.