Target: Vladimir Kolokoltsev, Minister of Internal Affairs
Goal: Jail men who allegedly ran over, beat and plotted to sexually assault a bear on camera.
A video released online shows three men driving an SUV over a bear eight times, getting out to kick it and talking about sexually assaulting it with a stick. These men are facing a penalty of either six months, labor or a fine. Tell the Minister of Internal Affairs that these men should receive jail time for this violence they allegedly performed against this animal.
From a nearby vehicle, a friend of the three men filmed as they knocked down a bear in their car then proceeded to run it over, its paws caught under the tires as it is repeatedly crushed by the vehicle while desperately trying to escape. During the attack one man gets out of the car, kicking the bear and climbing onto its back. The men can then be heard planning to use a stick to rape the bear and then gut it with a knife. After some time, the animal manages to shred the tires and the men drive off before it can attack them back.
Animal conservation officials alerted the police once the video was released online, revealing the graphic details of this disgusting assault to the public. The police have stated they will punish the men after determining the motivation behind the attack.
Whether or not these three men assaulted the bear because they wanted to see it suffer or they thought it would be funny should not matter, this terrible crime was still committed against the animal and they were thinking about making it even worse. Sign the petition below to help ensure that the men accused of performing these horrific acts against an innocent animal receive the harshest sentence possible.
Dear Minister of the Interior Kolokoltsev,
Three men can be seen beating down, running over and plotting to perform sexual assault and stabbing a bear on a video released in Russia. The men who allegedly committed this crime are awaiting their punishment and it shouldn’t be a simple fine.
Whether or not they desired this animal to suffer doesn’t matter–the bear suffered immensely either way and these men were considering giving it an even worse fate. Their intentions are important in that it could help determine the best way to rehabilitate them, but they should still receive jail time for their violent actions. The well-being of this bear and the extreme abuse it endured at the hands of humans is worth more than a fine.
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Photo Credit: Arsen Gushin