Target: Theodore “Ted” Jackson, Sheriff, Fulton County Sheriff’s Department
Goal: Find and punish the person who ran over a deer and set it on fire while it was still alive.
A deer was hit by a car and then set on fire, according to authorities in Fulton County, Indiana. Conservation officers say that the animal had an accelerant poured over it while it was still alive, and was set ablaze by the person who struck it. The person then drove off, but not without leaving debris from their car — valuable clues which may lead to their apprehension. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is currently offering a reward of $5,000 to anyone who comes forward with information leading to the arrest of the person responsible, who was reportedly driving a blue or black GM vehicle.
According to PETA, a passerby noticed the suffering animal in a ditch on the interstate and alerted the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department. When officers arrived, the deer was still alive and smoldering. Obviously, due to the severe extent of the animal’s injuries, it had to be put down as soon as possible in order to stop its suffering. It is unknown how long the animal was left to endure this unimaginable pain.
This act of senseless torture shocked the community. In order to ensure that justice is served for this innocent animal, the person responsible must be found and harshly punished. Sign the petition below to demand that the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department allocate additional resources to the case in order to find and charge whoever is responsible for this barbaric act.
Dear Sheriff Jackson,
A deer was recently run over on the interstate. Instead of stopping to call animal welfare authorities to treat it, the driver of the car poured an accelerant over it and set it on fire while it was still alive. The deer was left to suffer unimaginable pain for an unknown period of time before another driver stopped to help it. When officers with the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department arrived, the deer was still alive and smoldering. It had to be euthanized due to the extreme trauma it endured.
This unspeakable act of cruelty shook surrounding communities. In order to ensure that this barbaric offender is taken off the streets, it is imperative that they are found and charged immediately. We, the undersigned, ask you to allocate extra resources to this case in order to apprehend the person responsible.
[Your Name Here]
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