Beloved Swan Reportedly Beheaded and Eaten Deserves Justice

Target: William Fitzpatrick, District Attorney of Onondaga County, NY

Goal: Prosecute suspects charged with killing protected swan and illegally removing her cygnets to fullest extent.

A nesting mother swan met with a horrific fate in New York. Three teenagers stand accused of breaking onto the grounds of Manlius Swan Pond in the dead of night and beheading the swan, whom local residents had named Faye. To make matters even worse, they then allegedly abducted Faye’s four young cygnets while leaving behind Faye’s mate, named Manny.

Investigators believe the suspects took Faye’s body to a relative’s house and cooked and ate her.  They reportedly confessed to authorities, claiming they were hunting, that they believed Faye to be a duck, and that they planned to keep the cygnets as pets. Why they were apparently “hunting” after midnight and in an area beloved by the community and protected by the town’s government remains a mystery. The cygnets, thankfully, are now under the care of a biologist.

The suspects were charged with grand larceny and criminal mischief, but they also need to face charges for the illegal act of allegedly killing a swan and any associated animal cruelty offenses. Sign the petition below to demand justice in this disturbing case.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear DA Fitzpatrick,

The shocking killing of a swan and abduction of her young offspring, for which three suspects stand accused, has put Manlius in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. This swan, Faye, was an adored fixture in the community and protected by local mandate at her Manlius Swan Pond residence. The suspects’ claims that they were somehow unaware of this popular animal’s existence or the town’s longstanding association with swans appears highly doubtful. Also troubling is the defense that these young people allegedly decided to go duck hunting well after midnight and needed to jump the fence on a public property to do so.

If these suspects indeed had full knowledge of the criminality of their alleged acts, then the charges should not end at larceny and “mischief.” Killing a swan—and a locally protected one at that—is illegal in this state, and prosecution and possible sentencing must reflect the viciousness (including reported decapitation) of the apparent offenses. Charges of animal cruelty can and should be pursued because this swan, the mate and cygnets she left behind, and the community that loved her deserve justice.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Trudie Roden


127 Comments

  1. This was no hunting mistake. If the judge or courts believe this crap then they are doing harm to the guilty along to the local people not prosecuting them appropriately. This crime is deliberate hate to the community and vulnerable animals. These deliquents would have eaten the baby swans, no doubt !

  2. Charge these SCUMBAG POS TEENAGERS as felons! This is disgusting and evil!

  3. Well here we go ‘yet again’ with more shitbag humans who have nothing better to do than torture and murder innocent animals and creatures!
    Wether these bastards were black, white, yellow or whatever fucking race or colour they are must be taught a very severe lesson.
    Sick minded bastards no doubt drugged up to the bloody hilt!
    It’s obvious that the fuckers knew what they were going to do and had it all planned out.
    All the time we hear arseholes shouting about their rights!
    But what about the animals and creatures rights? I imagine that they would have more rights than these ‘waste of space’ excuses for human bastards!
    The laws and Judicial system has got to grow a very big pair of balls and meter out punishments to fit these crimes. It is time that like for like justice is delivered. If an animal is tortured and killed, as it is a living feeling being’ then it’s simple for the Judge, KILL THE BASTARDS BACK as they will never do the world any good whatsoever!
    I know that all who submit here would I am sure, really love to have the fuckers tied down helpless, and show them what real pain was like!
    This is the only way (apart from vigilante groups that is,) to send out a message to other bastards as to what will happen to them ‘if’ caught. I am very sure the tossers would be shitting their pants knowing that they are going to die!
    This is really ‘food for thought’ but is going to have to happen to stop these arrogant twats once and for all.
    I know the majority of people would be cheering as the would begin to be cleansed of these ‘non caring’ animal torturing’ pricks!!

    • Last line to my comment should read – I know the majority of people would be cheering as the world would begin to be cleansed of these ‘non caring’ animal torturing’ pricks!!

      • Totalmente de acuerdo contigo!!!!! Hay que limpiar la tierra de éstos humanos diabólicos y torturadores!!! No hay derechos humanos para esos bastardos !!! Si ellos no tienen compasión por los animales!!!

    • I can only echo every word you said!

      • Good on you Sister Irene,
        Nice to know that you feel the same anger towards these arrogant little ‘turds’.
        I’m sure if you had the chance you would do to these tossers the same as I and others. And sleep well at night knowing that the bastards would not be doing it again!
        Jonny W.

  4. Wtf! Sick vile bastards.

  5. Bernhard Yolanda says:

    FUCKING BAD SCUM.
    the animal torturers and animal killers are the epitome of EVIL.
    WORSE THAN VILE OF THE EARTH BASTARDS!!

  6. Julia Edinger says:

    I agree with Kives Hulon
    “This was no hunting mistake. If the judge or courts believe this crap then they are doing harm to the guilty along to the local people not prosecuting them appropriately. This crime is deliberate hate to the community and vulnerable animals. These deliquents would have eaten the baby swans, no doubt ! “ Must find that evil being!! Put out a Reward to help locate this murdering,,,, ASAP!!

  7. Sick and demented for anyone to steal a Mother swan and her babies and then kill the Mother. There should be additional charges regarding animal abuse because in my opinion when someone knowingly kills an animal that has babies then that is animal abuse in itself. Too many orphan animal babies because of ignorant human beings interfering with nature.

  8. Any judge who believes it was a “mistake” should lose his license to be a judge.

    Too often the “rights” of criminals appear to trump the rights of the victims: surely it is high time for a serious universal review into “human rights”.

    One aspect that appears not to have been mentioned is the Cob. Swans mate for life; that poor chap has been left without his Pen, but with some of the babies those ne’er-do-wells didn’t catch [but at least they’ve been saved]. He must be pining for the mother of his cygnets. More abuse of rights: animal rights – to be left alone to live in peace in what was supposed to be a protected sanctuary.

    Would suggest a couple of days in prison incarcerated with criminals who also happen to be genuine animal-lovers. A couple of “nature lessons” for the new inmates should put them straight.

  9. Torah Wolf says:

    I say, behead the teenagers yes we don’t need people like that on this planet. People that do these horrible evil things definitely don’t get into the good side of heaven are these the kind of people you would want to see in heaven?
    That’s why our heavenly father will blot them out

  10. Those teenagers were bored and they thought up this cruel activity to keep them busy. And now, after the deed, they’re lying to save their arses!! No, no, no. Also..Where are their parents to publically disown them!

  11. Instigation of the death penalty is essential for these evil,mentally deranged cretins!

  12. WAKE-UP!! THIS IS A SICK, EVIL, WICKED THING TO DO TO ANY ANIMAL, NOW ITS TIME TO ADDRESS IT, PUNISH IT SEVERELY AND MAKE AN EXAMPLE OUT OF THESE SHAMEFUL, PATHETIC EZCUSES FOR `HUMANS` AND NOW!!
    THIS IS A PRE-CURSER FOR WHAT ELSE THESE MORONIC EXCUSES FOR HUMANS WILL DO. STOP IT NOW AND FOR GOOD.
    SHAMEFUL DISGRACES AND THICK MORONS TOO.
    TIME TO PUNISH AND GET RID OF THEM FROM SOCIETY FOR GOOD.
    PATHETIC IS WHAT THEY ARE!!

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