Target: Brisbane Chief Magistrate Judge, Orazio Rinaudo
Goal: Seek maximum penalty for man who allegedly filmed himself biting a rat’s head off.
Matt Maloney, a 24-year-old man, allegedly filmed himself biting off the head of a live rat and swallowing it with vodka. The rest of the video shows him being hit with random objects, including a chair that breaks over his back and a punch to the face. At the end, he challenges viewers to “beat that.” His goal was to create a social media challenge where other people join and share videos of their own violent behavior. His pets were seized when the RSPCA got word of the disgusting video and raided his home. Maloney faces one animal cruelty charge.
It’s alarming that someone would use the innocent lives of animals in such heinous acts just for attention. This is clearly a very dangerous trend to start, and it’s possible that the Internet will see more similar behavior. Unless this man is appropriately punished for this gruesome cruelty to animals, it will only continue. Please sign this petition demanding that Maloney be sentenced to the maximum penalty for this disturbing act of animal cruelty, if guilty.
Dear Mr. Rinaudo,
A video was posted online showing a man biting a live rodent’s head off in an attempt to create a new social media trend. At the end of the video, the man challenges viewers to top his heinous behavior.
Animal cruelty is not trendy. It’s extremely alarming that a man would be comfortable biting a live animal’s head off, especially just for attention. We urge you to help make sure this cruel trend is stifled immediately by seeking the maximum penalty possible for this man, if guilty.
[Your Name Here]
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