Target: Clinton Jones, Fayetteville City Prosecutor
Goal: See to it that the teenagers who reportedly abused a baby goat are charged and punished.
A baby goat was reportedly abused by a group of teenagers who rented the poor animal for a measly $10. The group took several videos of the incident and posted them online to boast. One teen is seen in the footage holding the goat, who has since been named Grace, by the neck while another smashes a can over her head. After being assaulted, the panicked animal runs away.
According to Sergeant Craig Stout, a school resource officer took a report of the incident, but the teens won’t be charged with animal abuse because it didn’t meet the threshold for animal cruelty. Stout also claims that police contacted the goat’s owner who said she wasn’t harmed. The owner’s word should not be considered credible information, especially when he allegedly rented her to teenagers for a measly $10.
While the teens won’t be charged with animal abuse, the report has been turned over to the prosecutor to see if they should face any other charges. Thankfully, the owner of a goat sanctuary made arrangements with the owner to have Grace sent there. However, it’ll be a disgusting injustice if these people escape punishment after hurting her. By not punishing these guys, the authorities send the message that abusing animals is an acceptable form of entertainment. Please sign this petition demanding that the people involved in abusing baby Grace are punished to the harshest extent possible.
Dear Mr. Jones,
A baby goat was reportedly abused by a group of teenagers who proudly filmed the incident. One can be seen holding the goat by the neck as another smashes a beer can over her head. At one point, the panicked goat runs away from her abusers as they laugh.
Please don’t allow these abusive people to escape justice after hurting an innocent baby animal just for entertainment. We urge you to make sure these people are punished as harshly as possible for the cruel mistreatment of a baby goat.
[Your Name Here]
Photo credit: Catherine Sumner