Target: Police Chief Andrew Marceau
Goal: Find and bring to justice the person who fatally shot a horse in the rib cage.
Bunny, a 23-year-old mare, was found in her backyard pasture after slowly bleeding to death from a bow shot to the rib cage. The horse was well known in the equestrian community for helping to teach people how to ride horses. The police believe that Bunny was intentionally shot. This kind of cruelty against any animal is wrong and it deserves swift and harsh punishment.
Bunny was unlikely to be shot accidentally, because her size and color would have made it very hard to mistake her for a deer. She was also penned in an area that would be improbable for hunters to be seeking their prey. Bow hunters are also not allowed to be out hunting during the evening hours, which is when the incident is thought to have occurred. The police are convinced that this act was done deliberately.
The owner, who had the horse for over fifteen years, is heartbroken over the loss of the animal. This loss is made infinitely worse by the horrible manner in which the horse was killed.
This beloved Quarter horse should not have been cruelly killed and deserves justice. It is very unfortunate that the barbaric treatment of animals so often goes unpunished. The person responsible should be charged with aggravated animal cruelty. Sign this petition to urge the police in Barre, Vermont to step up their investigation and quickly find the culprit of this heinous crime.
Dear Chief Marceau,
Bunny, a 23-year-old mare, was deliberately shot with an arrow in the ribcage while in her backyard pasture on Tuesday night. This wound resulted in the horse slowly bleeding to death. The horse could not have been mistaken for a deer because of its size, color and the location of its enclosure. The incident is also thought to have occurred at a time in which bow hunting is not permitted.
This horse had helped many people in the community learn how to ride horses. It was an ideal animal for this kind of work because it had such a sweet disposition. The owner is now heartbroken to have lost his beloved animal in such a horrible way.
There is no excuse for this horrible act of animal abuse. Please increase your efforts to find the culprit for this crime and bring them to justice swiftly.
[Your Name Here]
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