Demand Stronger Animal Cruelty Laws After Cat Burned to Death

Target: Governor Eric J. Holcomb, Governor of Indiana

Goal: Require stricter punishments for animal abuse offenders in Indiana.

An Indiana teen allegedly brutally injured a cat and faces up to just three and a half years in jail. Noah Riley confessed to kidnapping and tying up a cat that he then reportedly poured gasoline over and set on fire. The 19-year-old was charged with two counts of animal cruelty but animal rights activists in Montgomery County don’t believe the pending punishment is enough.

Noah’s victim was named Phoenix because she initially survived the abuse, though she has since passed away. The teen said he made his decision to harm the cat after seeing posts about her on social media. Three years and some fees is not an adequate punishment for an act so heinous. Noah deserves more time in jail for his alleged crimes, but the law won’t allow it. In addition to adding more time to sentences, Indiana should also make those who abuse animals put their names on a registry and ban them from working with or owning an animal ever again. Demand that Indiana lawmakers pass stricter animal cruelty legislation.


Dear Governor Holcomb,

Recent news of a cat, Phoenix, that was burned to death in Montgomery County has sparked renewed interest in stronger protections for the rights of animals. The 19-year-old who allegedly committed the abuse only faces up to three and a half years in jail on top of thousands of dollars of fees. Acts as immoral as this must receive a greater punishment in order to dissuade abusers.

Law should mandate that the man who set fire to Phoenix receive a harsher punishment, and all animal abuse offenders should be required to place their names on a registry and be banned from owning or working with animals ever again. I demand that you work to pass stricter animal cruelty laws in Indiana.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. How about we do the same to him.I honestly believe an eye for an eye is fair. at least it will stop these f**heads.

  2. Germain Sanchez says:

    TUER CET ENFANT DE PUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    La prochaine fois ce seront vos enfants bande de sous merde!

    WHO IS IT?


  4. The total brain dead moron should have the same thing done to him. After all we have heard of him on social media and unlike the cat no one likes his stupid ass. Die punk!!!

  5. I thought the FBI is getting involved in these abuse cases now. The admit that an animal abuser is no steps from being a human abuser.

  6. YOU ARE COWARD YOU LITTLE ASSHOLE. YOU JUST KILL CATS AND PROBABLY ANY LITTLE ANIMALS BECAUSE YOU WANT TO BE A BIG PERSON ? Do you think that makes you look big because you kill animals. You are a worthless really ugly human being that should have the same thing done to you, hope you get it.

  7. Anna Winroope says:

    I’ve been signing these petitions for a long time now and it seems to me that the States is a very sick country. No wonder Donald Trump got elected. I know that there are a lot of good and caring people and the turnout at the women’s marchs was heartwarming but where does all this crulety come from?

    • if you have been signing for a long time, you know that animal abuse is world wide. Indiana is very high on the list of states with the best animal cruelty laws but there are freaks everywhere.

  8. Lisa Allred Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    I want the bastard done the exact same way❗?
    Signed & shared ?

  9. Beth Marie says:

    These people always abuse again because our laws are ridicously inept. They know they can get away with it. People are sick and tired of these animal abusers walking with a minimal fine, pathetic. We pay taxes to keep these monsters off our streets so why don’t judges and prosecutors do their jobs also. Laws need to change or the abuse will continue.

  10. That 19 yr old bitch better have gone to prison! The thing that I can not seem to comprehend is why are so MANY SUBHUMANS doing all these really horribly evil and heartless things to our animals? It’s almost as if there is some kind of evil epidemic going on!! Every time I turn around some piece of shit is torturing a poor, defenseless innocent animal! And what’s the deal with ALL the hundreds of thousands of these petitions that have been signed to stop this madness?! If they are working then why do we not see the end result? I mean, shit, ANIMAL ABUSE, CRUELTY AND TORTURE ought to be a punishable by death crime by now, or at least a mandatory 10 yrs hard labor in a maximum security prison! Come on people! When is this shit gonna end?! When there are no more animals left in this world? God forbid, but if it ever does happen then mankind can just kiss their asses goodbye! Humans will not survive without animals!!

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