Target: Eric Ward, Tampa Chief of Police
Goal: Prosecute suspect who drunkenly beat Pinky the flamingo to death.
A flamingo has been euthanized after being picked up and thrown to the ground by a drunk man at Busch Gardens in Tampa. The flamingo, known as Pinky, sustained injuries from the beating that were so severe as to be considered untreatable by veterinarians.
Joseph Anthony Corrao was arrested as a result of his cruel actions. Corrao was visiting the Jambo Junction animal viewing area with his family when, according to witnesses and Tampa police, he reached into an animal pen and grabbed Pinky. Corrao then threw the bird to the ground.
“Due to the defendant’s unnecessary actions and excessive force, the flamingo had to be euthanized,” said police in a statement. Witnesses described Carrao as visibly drunk before grabbing the bird, and he has since been arrested on charges of animal cruelty.
Pinky was a beloved icon at Busch Gardens, and his death at the hands of such a cruel and senseless man is tragic. Sign the petition below to demand that this boorish man be punished to the full extent of the law.
Dear Mr. Ward,
I am writing to demand justice for Pinky the flamingo. A popular mainstay at Busch Gardens in Tampa, Pinky was euthanized after being assaulted by a drunken patron. According to police and witnesses, the man grabbed the defenseless bird and slammed it to the ground.
Pinky was a beloved member of the park’s animal attraction, and his tragic death must not go unpunished. Please prosecute this boorish man to the full extent of the law.
[Your Name Here]
Photo credit: Valdiney Pimenta