Target: Colorado District Attorney 9th Judicial District Sherry Caloia
Goal: Convict dog-sledding business owner on eight counts of animal cruelty, for neglecting dogs and leaving them out in freezing temperatures
The owner of the Aspen, Colorado-area dog-sledding company Krabloonik has been indicted on eight counts of animal abuse for neglecting and mistreating his dogs. According to the Denver Post, owner Dan McEachen has been accused of underfeeding the animals and leaving them outside in freezing temperatures. A couple of the dogs even had visible wounds that were untreated. We must encourage District Attorney Sherry Caloia to prosecute MacEachen to the full extent of the law.
Unfortunately, MacEachen has a long history of animal abuse. In 1988, he pleaded no contest to an animal cruelty charge that indicated he had broken bones in a dog’s face. After MacEachen completed only one year of probation, the charges were dismissed, and it seems that MacEachen’s abuse continued. As recently as 2011, an employee reported finding a dog frozen to death under MacEachen’s watch.
Dozens of dogs are killed at Krabloonik every year. As stated by PETA, “at Krabloonik Kennel in Aspen, Colorado, as many as 35 dogs have been killed annually by gunshot to the head, according to a former employee. Krabloonik’s manager defended the killings, saying, ‘[Culling dates] back hundreds of years. This is nothing new. … This is part of the circle of life for the dog-sled dog.’”
By signing the petition below, you will urge District Attorney Sherry Caloia to do everything in her power to convict Dan MacEachen, and his Krabloonik dog-sledding company, on eight counts of animal abuse. Each conviction could lead to fines of up to $5,000 and up to 18 months in prison.
Dear Sherry Caloia,
I was pleased to learn that you have indicted Krabloonik dog-sledding company owner Dan MacEachen on eight counts of animal cruelty. MacEachen, and his history of animal abuse and neglect, must be stopped. Please do everything you can to see that he is found guilty on the multiple charges of abuse.
As you know, MacEachen has been accused of underfeeding his animals and leaving them outside in freezing temperatures. You may not be aware that he also plead no contest to an animal cruelty charge in 1988, which indicated that MacEachen had broken bones in a dog’s face. His Krabloonik Kennel also contributes to the deaths of dozens of dogs every year.
I am urging you to use your power and influence to convict Dan MacEachen on eight counts of animal abuse and seek the maximum punishment of $5,000 and up to 18 months in prison.
[Your Name Here]
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