Target: Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman of New York
Goal: Administer proper sentencing for the man who allegedly suffocated two puppies.
Two puppies were reportedly suffocated before being thrown into a trash can in an act of extreme animal cruelty. Jason Gentry is facing trial on ten accounts of animal abuse for both neglect and the death of two puppies at an unlicensed training facility.
The puppies were found in a trash bag behind a convenience store and were from a litter of Donovan Pinschers, a designer breed made by Dominick Donovan. Gentry said that he felt the animals didn’t fit the standards laid out by the breed’s creator, and he allegedly suffocated them by hanging. Once the puppies were discovered, authorities searched his business and found five more dogs suffering inhumane conditions.
Two years ago, Gentry reportedly attended a meeting for Salem Saves Animals where the founder, Lorelei Stathopoulos, found it unsettling that he only wanted to work with large and dangerous dogs and chose to leave his own pet in the car. His impression and behavior with animals stuck with her and she has been advocating for justice since news of his trial broke. When she attended his first hearing, she said that he gave her and her companions the middle finger.
Gentry should receive the fullest possible punishment for his act of cruelty if found guilty. These puppies were killed and then thrown away like trash and he has shown obvious disrespect for a women who advocates for the rights of animals. Tell Attorney General Schneiderman to push for the punishment of Gentry to the fullest extent of his crimes and take a firm stance on animal cruelty.
Dear Attorney General Schneiderman,
A pair of puppies faced a harsh death by suffocation, only to then be thrown in the trash can. Jason Gentry, the man accused of this crime, is now on trial for illegally operating a training facility and ten accounts of animal abuse, and he should not receive lenient sentencing if found guilty.
Gentry has already admitted to killing the puppies because they were not within the standards of a designer breed, which is an inhumane tactic and reasoning never used by licensed breeders who understand the value of even imperfect dogs. These puppies faced a tragic and drawn-out death as they lost their air, and though their deaths most likely saved the other dogs suffering in his facility, they should receive justice.
His crimes need to be seriously evaluated for the violent nature and his acts of animal cruelty and the illegal dog training operation should put him in jail for a reasonable amount of time. Animal cruelty is a sick crime that is far too often lightly punished–don’t let this be the case any longer in New York.
[Your Name Here]
Photo Credit: Martina Vakonicova