Ban Couple From Owning Animals After Dogs Suffered Illness and Starvation


Target: Special Magistrate Margaret Hunter

Goal: Increase five-year ban for couple convicted of animal cruelty crimes when their dogs were found emaciated, infested with worms, and living in horrific conditions.

A couple reportedly received a five-year ban from owning animals after being convicted of what authorities called “abhorrent” animal cruelty. Some of the animals, according to the veterinarian report, were emaciated, suffering from starvation, and had severe illness from worms, all of which the owners failed to treat. The numerous dogs were kept on short leashes to keep them from fighting and many of them had random wounds. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) seized five of the couple’s pets and said that their living conditions were appalling and filthy. The judge agreed, saying the dogs were in a deplorable state.

Unfortunately, the couple didn’t receive any real punishment despite the conviction. They were given a slap on the wrist, community service, and a five-year ban from owning animals. Considering one of them had an alleged criminal record of “threatening behavior,” it’s a shame they weren’t actually punished. Animals deserve better protection from monsters like these, and a measly five-year ban is not sufficient. Demand that the judge make the ban permanent.


Dear Special Magistrate Hunter,

A couple was reportedly sentenced to community service and given a five-year ban from owning animals when their dogs were found emaciated and living in abhorrent conditions. The veterinarian report stated that the dogs were starving and suffering from illness, thanks to the owners neglecting their duties to treat the dogs’ worms. These poor, innocent animals suffered endlessly before being rescued. They were chained up and left to slowly die in the worst way. Five years and a slap on the wrist is not punishment; it will not protect animals from being abused by these careless people.

It’s disappointing that you didn’t find this worthy of actual punishment. The least these animals deserve is a promise that no animals will ever land in the hands of these wicked people again. I demand that you increase the five-year ban to a permanent one to ensure that no other animal suffers at the hands of these wicked people again.


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  1. Natasha polychuk Natasha polychuk says:

    idiots should not have animals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  2. Wendy Morrison says:

    Make these people live in the exact same deplorable conditions with food and water and restrain them for the rest of their natural lives!!!!!!

  3. Make them pay with a Harsh punishment. Never should they be allowed near ANY ANIMALS! In fact, children, the elderly & people with disabilities are NOT SAFE with degenerates such as these two.

  4. Seems to me that the judicial system doesn’t really give a damn about animals, to them animals are just animals. this crap needs to change.

  5. Stephanie Geyser says:

    I wonder how they treat their children. Scum like that shouldn’t even be allowed to breed.

  6. heather price heather price says:

    It disgust me how people like that don’t get jail lock them up and throw away the key

    • Sara Smith says:

      There’s a current petition to treat animal cruelty as serious crime and punish accordingly. I’d advise everyone to sign it.

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