Target: Jackie Lacey, Los Angeles County District Attorney
Goal: Condemn man for deliberately running over his own dog
A man was recently arrested in Hawthorne, California for deliberately running over his own pet dog, a 5-year-old Chihuahua named Cow Cow. This is a horrific act of cruelty that should not be taken lightly by the justice system. We must tell the district attorney of Los Angeles County to prosecute this man to the full extent of the law.
Police were able to determine what the man had done by reviewing a surveillance video. The video shows the accused man, Michael David Parker, driving to an alley near El Segunda Boulevard and Doty Avenue. Parker opens his trunk and removes Cow Cow. He places the dog on the ground and then gets back into his car. As Cow Cow runs out in front of the car, Parker backs the car up, and then rapidly accelerates forward, swerving into the dog and running it over.
A nearby resident later found he dog and placed it in a bag to deliver to police. Parker was arrested and booked at the Hawthorne Police department before quickly posting bail. He is scheduled to appear in Los Angeles County Court on March 15th.
Unfortunately, acts of cruelty towards domestic animals like this are all too common in the United States. This man could have surrendered the dog to animal shelter if he no longer wanted it. This seems to be an act of planned vindictiveness towards an animal with no means of defending itself. Fortunately, he has been arrested for the alleged crime. However, it is important that the prosecutor in Los Angeles County take this crime seriously to ensure that this man does not abuse another animal in the same way, and to set an example for others who might senselessly kill animals in the same manner.
Dear District Attorney Lacey:
I am writing to you regarding the case of Michael David Parker, who is accused of killing his own dog by deliberately running it over with his car. I find this to be a particularly repugnant act of cruelty which merits that the accused be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
Animal abusers such as this should be made aware that our society takes crimes like this seriously. Please help to deter animal abusers like this from committing such horrific crimes by prosecuting this offender as he deserves.
[Your Name Here]
Photo credit: Bonnie van den Born via Wikimedia Commons