Target: British Prime Minister, David Cameron
Goal: Place all animal abusers on an animal abuse registry to prevent them from owning animals for life.
In what the RSPCA has called one of the most disturbing cases of animal abuse they have ever seen, a young Chihuahua-cross breed was recently tortured for hours and left for dead. The one-year-old dog named Chunky was stolen from his owners by four teenage boys and drugged, beaten and burned. The animal was then left for dead, suffering for hours until he was found with a broken neck and leg and a badly scorched face.
After having admitted to torturing Chunky in a horrific manner, the perpetrators have been banned for keeping animals for five years. However, this is not sufficient to protect animals from cruelty at the hands of known abusers. Activists are now calling for offenders convicted of animal cruelty to be added to a lifelong list precluding them from ever owning animals.
Sign this petition urging the British government to ensure that animal abusers are placed on an animal abuse registry, prohibiting them from ever owning animals again.
Dear Prime Minister Cameron,
The recent case of Chunky the Chihuahua’s horrific treatment at the hands of four abusers highlights the urgent need to protect animals in the United Kingdom. Despite beating, kicking, drugging and burning Chunky, as well as breaking his leg and neck, the perpetrators were only banned from owning pets for five years. This is not long enough, not when animals’ lives are at stake.
Several states in the United States already use animal abuse registries and Britain needs a similar law. I urge you to protect animals by ensuring that abusers are placed on a specific and enforced registry precluding them from ever owning animals.
[Your Name Here]
Photo credit: RSPCA