Target: Allen Koppy, Morton County State’s Attorney
Goal: Seek animal cruelty charges against poachers seen in video footage cruelly killing a whitetail buck.
A video shows a whitetail buck being stabbed multiple times by a group of men who suffocate the animal by shoving its nose in the mud. The people involved in the incident, which occurred near the Dakota Access protest camps, have yet to be identified.
The video footage shows several men swimming into the river and pulling a struggling deer back to shore. After cruelly murdering the animal, the men appear to celebrate by giving each other high fives. The Game and Fish Department released the video to the public and asked for help identifying the cruel poachers. According to investigators, the men could face animal cruelty charges, but the investigation has been turned over to the state attorney’s office to decide.
This is a horrific, savage way to kill an innocent animal. Whoever is responsible for this has gotten away with this deplorable cruelty for too long. Please add your name to this signature to demand that the men involved be charged with animal cruelty and prosecuted to the fullest extent the law allows.
Dear Mr. Koppy,
A group of unidentified men were seen in video footage stabbing and suffocating a whitetail buck near the Dakota Access protest camps. The innocent buck was struggling in the river when the malicious group pulled it to shore, then stabbed it before shoving the animal’s nose in the mud. They’re seen celebrating afterward, as if they’re proud of the cruel act.
We’re calling on you to see to it that these men aren’t allowed to continue escaping justice for their act of pure cruelty. Please make sure that they are charged with animal cruelty and punished to the maximum extent possible.
[Your Name Here]
Photo credit: Forest and Kim Starr