Target: John Espar, Prosecuting Attorney of LaPorte County, Indiana
Goal: Seek the harshest possible penalty for man who allegedly shot a donkey after assaulting his girlfriend.
A man reportedly shot a pet donkey, named Jack, in the head in an attempt to threaten his girlfriend, who he’d also allegedly beat. The donkey was found bleeding profusely from the head after police heard an animal in distress on the property. The poor animal was still alive, suffering from a gunshot wound near the eye, but died before medical help could arrive. Not only was Jack, the innocent donkey, killed for no reason, but he also had to suffer slowly until every ounce of life left his body. All because, police believe, the man wanted to threaten and intimidate his girlfriend.
Olvydas Abromavieius, who police say had a blood alcohol level of .3 percent at the time of arrest, was charged with domestic battery and domestic violence animal cruelty. Violence of this nature and severity is rarely limited to isolated incidents. Too often, we see cases of violence end with the victims being murdered. An innocent animal has already been heinously sacrificed and killed in cold blood. If Mr. Abromavieius doesn’t receive the appropriate penalty for these allegedly senseless violent crimes, the victim and other animals will be at even greater risk. That’s why it’s imperative that we petition the authorities, urging them to see to it that this man is punished to the maximum extent, if guilty.
Dear Mr. Espar,
A man allegedly shot a pet donkey during a domestic dispute with his girlfriend, who he also reportedly assaulted. Mr. Olvydas Abromavieius was charged with domestic battery and domestic violence animal cruelty when police arrived and heard an animal in distress. Officers say they found the poor donkey bleeding profusely from the head, still alive before it bled out. This innocent animal was murdered in cold blood for no reason except to add to the torment of the other victim, the suspect’s girlfriend.
Violent abuse and animal cruelty like this doesn’t typically end unless authorities are willing to go to the extent necessary to prevent the offender from being able to hurt more innocent animals and people. We’re calling on you to help make an effort to end domestic violence and animal cruelty before more innocent lives are stolen. With that said, we are urging you to seek the harshest possible penalty for the man who allegedly committed these senseless, violent crimes, if guilty.
[Your Name Here]
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