Letter: Punishment doesn’t fit the crime

Human being's life worth just a bit more than a dog's.

To the editor:

“Accused pleads guilty to dangerous driving charge resulting from loss of control of a cement truck, after crashing into, and killing innocent lady on residential roadway.” (Regina v. Abdolmalekpoor. New Westminster Recorder, May 20, 2015) He gets a $1000 fine.

Meanwhile, Kelowna dog owners call the pound for help to retrieve playful escaped puppy. Get a $300 fine, with a warning and lecture. Apparently the normal fine in such circumstance could be much more, particularly if the pet had scared wildlife in ventures into creek waters. Fines for unlicensed dogs in such circumstance are known to exceed $500.

Holy cow! I understand a little of crime and punishment, but what am I missing here?

Marguerite Sisett

Kelowna