“Tongue Man” fined $20,000 for killing tomcat

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A man who is accused of killing a tomcat was on Friday charged and fined $20,000 for the offence.

Raymond Waldron called “Tongue Man” of Lancaster Village, Mahaica, East Coast Demerara (ECD) appeared before Magistrate Fabayo Azore at the Vigilance Magistrate’s Court. 

He pleaded guilty to the charge which alleged that during November 2021, at Lancaster Village, he unlawfully and maliciously killed a tomcat.

Animal rights activist, Syeada Manbodh of the Guyana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA) went to the Mahaica Police Station and reported that Waldron killed the animal.

While at the station, she provided the Police with a photograph of a tomcat hanging on a metal gate.  As such, Police ranks went to Walrond’s home and arrested him. 

“I chop the cat cause he kill nuff ah me chicken, me didn’t intend to kill it,” Waldron told the Police under caution. 

In the end, Magistrate Azore fined him $20,000 or in default two weeks imprisonment for the crime.

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