Target: Barra McGrory, Director of Public Prosecutions for Northern Ireland
Goal: Review and increase the far too lenient sentence given to man who starved his dog to death.
A man who pleaded guilty to starving his pet Husky to death has only been given a small fine, some community service and a ban from owning animals for just five years. The man identified as Robert Porter from Belfast, Northern Ireland, admitted to letting his four-year-old dog starve to death and to leaving his body to decompose in his kitchen for four months.
The dog had been severely underweight, weighing a mere 11 kilograms (24 pounds), less than half the normal weight of 27 kilograms (60 pounds) for his breed. Porter admitted that the dog had not been fed in weeks before he died of starvation. This man deserves a much harsher punishment for this horrific act.
Sign this petition demanding that Porter’s sentence is reviewed and severely increased to include jail time as a deterrent for other abusers, and a lifetime ban on keeping pets so that no more animals suffer from his neglect.
Dear Mr. McGrory,
Robert Porter pleaded guilty to starving his young dog to death, yet he only received a small fine, some community service and a mere five-year ban on keeping pets. This sentence is far too lenient for a man who has admitted that he neglected to feed his dog for several weeks, resulting in the animal’s suffering and death from starvation.
Letting this man walk free sends the harmful message that animal cruelty is not a serious crime. This man must also be banned from owning animals for life to ensure he cannot harm another pet. We demand that Robert Porter’s sentence is increased to include jail time and a lifetime ban on keeping animals.
[Your Name Here]
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