Don’t Let Man Accused of Neglecting 600 Animals Get Away on Littering Fine

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Target: Judge Pro Tem Lon Bryan

Goal: Stop dismissing animal cruelty charges for a $1 littering fine and enforce fair animal cruelty punishment.

Daniel Garonzik was charged with animal cruelty after he was reportedly found living inside a storefront with 632 animals, some of which animal control officers say had no access to water and food. He claimed he was starting a business selling mice. The remains of 78 dead mice were allegedly found inside the storefront by police and animal control officers who seized the living animals. Among the seized animals were 541 live mice, 29 rats, four turtles, five snakes, 15 hamsters, 15 guinea pigs, two hedgehogs, two snakes, an alligator that measured one foot long, three crabs, seven lizards, seven birds, and a frog.

The animal cruelty charge is a class A misdemeanor, which is punishable by up to a year in prison. However, Garonzik was reportedly given a plea deal where the judge exchanged his cruelty charge for a measly littering charge, allowing him to get away with this sick act. He was allegedly ordered to pay $133 in court costs, but only $1 for 632 innocent lives. Sadly, it’s common for animal cruelty charges to be dismissed as littering because people think of them as trash to throw away when they’re no longer wanted. This is not a punishment and it shows how meaningless 632 innocent lives are to the seemingly unethical judge.

It’s sick that people force innocent animals to suffer just to make money. He made himself responsible for each life, including the 78 who allegedly died on account of him and he deserved to be punished for it. Demand the judge stop allowing these terrible injustices and enforce fair animal cruelty laws.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Judge Bryan,

A man was charged with animal cruelty when officers allegedly found 78 dead mice and 632 live animals –some with no access to food and water, according to officers–living with him in a storefront. You reportedly dismissed the cruelty charge for a littering charge, which is a terrible injustice.

It’s appalling hundreds of innocent lives are only worth a $1 littering fine. We demand that fair animal cruelty punishments be enforced immediately.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Tatiana Bulyonkova

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13 Comments

  1. You are a poor excuse for a judge, I hope the pro tempore position of judge is exactly what it means- temporary. I will also be contacting your superiors.

  2. Debora lucci says:

    We need to stop the neglect and abuse of these animals

  3. Kae Blecha, OTR says:

    Here’s some advice for His Honor that he apparently missed in Judging 101 class: “Losers will say anything they think you want to hear in order to get out of trouble.” This idiot got him good.

  4. Debra Diana says:

    This judge’s actions are appalling. SHAME on him. This is unspeakable

  5. Heather Brophy says:

    Bryan, YOU’RE NOT EVEN WORTH A DOLLAR, YOU ARE IGNORANT,CRUEL AND SHOULD BE FIRED!

  6. sandra mason says:

    how much does it take? how much worse before something is actually done? how many abuses? this judge is so horrible there aren’t even any words for him.

  7. THIS SO CALLED MAN SOUNDS LIKE A RIGHT BIT OF CRAP, MAKE SURE HE PAYS FOR THE SICKENING THINGS HE HAS DONE TO HELPLESS CREATURES, MAKE HIM PAY DEARLY.

  8. The judge is no better than the sick monster responsible for the abuse and death of over 700 little animals! Instead of charging a twisted criminal with the maximum animal cruelty charge (1 year in prison, still not nearly enough), he, basically, ignores the crime, making up a charge with the lowest penalty required! He has no morals, no conscience, apparently, hates animals, and has no clue about the danger of someone who places no value on living creatures, nor cares how much they suffer. The criminal and the judge should go into a partnership–they are equally vile and dangerous!

    Judge Bryan is a disgrace to his profession and to this country. He should NEVER be involved in ANY animal cruelty case (or any other animal cases). The criminal is a psychopath; the judge is a sociopath who has no compassion, no empathy and places no value on living beings. I would not trust him with ANY case where emotional intelligence understanding and concern for the suffering of others is a prerequisite!

    The judge has made a mockery of our legal system allowing a seriously cruel subhuman to be charged $1.00 for harming/killing over 700 animal cruelty victims. What kind of country allows an incompetent idiot like him to practice law?! We have always had pathetic men shocking the public with absurd rulings. When we should be advancing and maturing as a society, we are only getting worse.

  9. annie vallet says:

    jail for this man and no contact with the animals for the rest of this life

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