Severely Punish Hoarder of 126 Sick and Injured Rabbits

Rabbits_by_Worm That Turned

Target: Erix Gonzalez, District Attorney, Brooklyn, New York

Goal: Demand maximum punishment for woman found guilty of hoarding over 100 sick and neglected rabbits.

A woman has been found guilty of animal cruelty after authorities removed over 100 sick and neglected rabbits from her property. The rabbits were living in squalid conditions, with only grey dirt pastures and no grass to graze in. She has been convicted of 125 counts of “overdriving and torturing” an animal, one count for each rabbit found.

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) staff found the rabbits in poor condition, some with patchy hair, others with abscesses, skin inflammation, fever or lameness. Around two thirds of the animals had injuries such as bite wounds, likely from fighting with each other. Over a quarter of the animals had suffered genital or anal trauma, and nearly half tested positive for syphilis.

Owner Dorota Trec could face up to two years in jail for her crimes. She will also be made to foot the bill for the care of the rabbits, which was provided by the ASPCA. According to reports, she could be on the hook for up to $50,000 in care costs. She will also be made to surrender the 90 rabbits that remain on her property to the ASPCA.

With so many animals on one property, it is impossible to properly provide food and veterinary care for each one. The fact that many of the animals showed visible signs of injury and illness demonstrates intentional neglect on the part of the owner. Sign the petition below to praise the guilty verdict and ask the prosecutor to seek the maximum penalty in this case.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Gonzalez,

A woman was recently found guilty of over 100 counts of animal cruelty after authorities removed 126 sick, injured, and neglected rabbits from her property. The rabbits suffered bite wounds, bald patches, abscesses, and skin inflammation. Some showed signs of genital and anal trauma while around half the rabbits tested positive for syphilis. The rabbits were kept in poor conditions without any grass to graze on.

These animals suffered extreme neglect at the hands of their owner, who deliberately ignored signs of injury and distress. In order to protect other animals from similar fates, it is imperative that she is appropriately punished and banned from animal ownership in the future. We, the undersigned, ask that you do everything within your power to ensure that she receives the maximum possible punishment.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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6 Comments

  1. Cynthia Mattera says:

    Shame on this woman. She was supposed to take care of these poor rabbit. Please prosecute to the fullest extent of the law, and never allow her to have animals again!

  2. Dear Mr. Gonzalez, If you don’t get justice for these poor rabbits who will? Someone has to draw a line and say enough is enough! Please let it be you Sir, and set an example for others to follow!
    Hoping you and your’s have a Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Linda Hilty-Tuttle says:

    I wish we could STARVE this neglectful, ignorant woman!!!
    She apparently doesn’t know, OR more likely doesn’t CARE, that animals need to eat, too! Subhumans like this should NEVER EVER OWN ANY ANIMALS, NOW OR EVER!!!!

  4. LA GENTE IGNORANTE Y ENFERMA MENTAL COMO ESTA HORRIBLE MUJER NO PUEDEN TENER NUNCA, NUNCA EN SU VIDA ANIMALES NI NIÑOS A SU CARGO. TODO SER VIVO QUE NO SE PUEDE DEFENDER TIENE QUE SER APARTADO DE ESTE MONSTRUO PARA TODA LA VIDA!!!!!!! ESTA MUJER NO ES CAPAZ DE FORMAR PARTE DE NINGUNA SOCIEDAD Y DEBE ESTAR ENCLAUSTRADA EN UNA CÁRCEL, O DE MENOS EN UNA INSTITUCIÓN PARA DISCAPACITADOS MENTALES DE ALTA SEGURIDAD.

  5. Rosslyn Osborne says:

    Baha’i Writings ~ To the blessed animals, however, the utmost kindness should be exercised: the more the better it will be. Man is generally sinful and the animal is innocent.
    Educate the children in their infancy in such a way that they may become exceedingly kind and merciful to the animals. If an animal is sick they should endeavour to cure it; if it is hungry, they should feed it; if it is thirsty, they should satisfy its thirst; if it is tired, they should give it rest.
    Proverbs 12.10 ~ A righteous man has regard for the life of his animals.
    Psalm 50:10 ~God cares for the animals. “Jesus said: ‘are not the five sparrows sold for two copper coins and not one of them is forgotten before God.
    Psalm 104 ~ All animals belong to God

  6. Another twisted sadistic sociopath, Dorota Trek, on the loose!! Based on the description, disgusting conditions, and abundance of festering injuries, these poor rabbits may have been sickeningly tortured. This freak must be fined the maximum, imprisoned as long as possible,banned from future animal ownership–and condemned by everyone who knows her, has seen or heard of her.
    All of these rabbits suffered a great deal. So should she, if only the laws were strict enough.

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