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.
[Your Name Here]
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