Dog Reportedly Hanged and Set on Fire by 12-Year-Old Deserves Justice

Target: Thomas J. Vilsack, United States Secretary of Agriculture

Goal: Mandate psychological treatment for kids who commit acts of animal cruelty, to protect other animals and people.

It was over a year ago that Buddy the dog was found near death, with an extension cord tied around his neck and covered in burn marks from having been set on fire. The alleged perpetrator of this heinous crime: a 12-year-old Mississippi child. While this would typically be considered a felony punishable by up to three years in prison, children under 12 cannot be charged with a crime or evaluated according to Mississippi state law.

In the wake of much public outrage, officials created Buddy’s, law which went into effect on July 1st of 2022. According to Buddy’s law, any child convicted of torturing animals is required to receive psychiatric evaluation and treatment. Not only will this law protect thousands of animals from abuse, it will also possibly save the lives of many people, as there is a relatively well established link between animal abuse and later acts of violence towards humans.

Sign this petition to demand Buddy’s law be passed on a federal level and hold abusers in all states across the U.S. accountable for their crimes.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Secretary Vilsack,

Buddy’s law was recently passed in Mississippi after Buddy, a family dog, was found with an extension cord tied tightly around his neck and covered in burn marks. This terrible crime was allegedly committed by a child who, under the age of 12, couldn’t be charged with a crime or evaluated by the state.

Buddy’s law changes this. According to the law, any child convicted of torturing animals is required to receive psychiatric evaluation and treatment. Not only will this get children the help they need, it will also likely save animals and even other people. The correlation between early childhood acts of animal abuse and later acts of violence towards humans is relatively well-established, and perpetrators of crimes towards animals are typically capable of much more.

We are asking you, Mr. Vilsack, to encourage Buddy’s law to be passed on a federal level as an amendment to the Animal Welfare Act.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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327 Comments

  1. Sonja Van Hoof says:

    I hope this child finds a way to overcome his problems. Neverthelesss, the violence and torture he put the animal through is so severe that it will take lots of effort to change his ways. But he should h1ve a chance in life. He for sure should be monitored for a loooooooong time.

    • Do you actually believe this little sod will change his ways!! He obviously enjoyed what he was doing.
      No, the only way that would help him to decide would be for the little sadistic bastard to be given a taste of the same treatment he dished out!
      Why waste taxpayers money ( could run into millions) to give this prat softly softly treatment so as not to upset him. Eh!
      These types would really love this and lap it up. Then the little bastards would just go out and do it again.
      No the only chance he should have in life would be to dodge everyone who has voiced their opinions on this site and would ( the same as I) like to put him six feet under the ground.
      There you go – problem solved.

    • melissa alexander says:

      Ya let him go Scot free and he will probably kill a human later people are just not with it .He didn’t give that poor Dog a chance he should have to pay for the crime with jail time that’s why this world is the way it is they get by with way too much.when he will do something that evil to an animal watch out humans.

  2. Let’s face it, some people are beyond help. Just born defective. Lock them up or put them down. I hope the dog is ok now.

  3. What the FUCK
    This “child”
    He should be charged as an adult

  4. WHAT WILL BECOME OF THOSE CHILDREN??? YET SO YOUNG AND DOING SUCH CRUEL THINGS. ARE THY MURDERERS IN SPE????

  5. SADISTICALLY TORTURE THE COCKSUCKING LITTLE PUNK. THROW HIS SORRY ASS INTO “JUVVY”, AND THEN LET HIM GET IT “UP THE ASS” BY BIG BUBBA, SUFFER/BLEED OUT, AND AGONIZINGLY DIE!!! RIGHT ON JUSTICE!!! RENEE CARIGLIA

  6. Loraine Pretorius says:

    AND WHERE WERE HIS PARENTS?????? This Child has a serious problem. SHAME ON YOU

  7. American Girl says:

    Disgusting, sadistic little fuck! He needs to be charged as an adult. Screw the therapist, he’s well past that. He needs an ass whipping & a taste of his own medicine! He should also be barred from owning or going near ANY animal for life!

  8. This 12 year old needs HELP ASAP! Please get him the help he needs. Everyone can admit this horrendous behavior is not normal. Poor dog.

  9. The “kid” should be charged as an adult. Old enough by several years to know right from wrong. The parents should be held accountable as well – I’m sure there were plenty of signs and warnings that this kid is trouble with a capital T. If you can’t handle him – you send him to a facility that can. He should be locked away for good. His family should be punished in some manner as well – jail time and/or fines. He’s a danger to anyone or anything that comes in arm’s reach!

  10. Rose Coffey says:

    Any “child” or for that matter any “human” who does something this horrendous needs psychological help and I don’t mean counseling. I mean confinement. Good thing this wasn’t my “child” who did this; they would be living on the streets now if juvenile detention wouldn’t take them. I wouldn’t want anyone capable of doing this to an innocent dog anywhere around me.

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