Target: Sheriff Chuck Smith of Meriwether County, GA
Goal: Support meticulous, comprehensive efforts to end the illegal dogfighting industry
Georgia has become a state well known for illegal dogfighting. Recently, a very large dogfighting operation was discovered and stopped. Dogfighting is an incredibly abusive, but unfortunately lucrative business. In order for these barbaric acts to stop, pressure needs to be felt from authorities; the Georgia police must become an intense presence in the illegal dogfighting operations of Georgia.
A recent dogfighting operation raid in Georgia revealed that the root of the problem runs deep. The raid happened in Meriwether County, a county that is not new to the business of dog-fighting. The recent police raid was successful: 34 people were arrested, 28,000 dollars was confiscated and a severely hurt female pit bull was taken in for treatment. Sheriff Chuck Smith led the raid and is insistent that these operations are too common in Georgia.
Dogfighting needs to stop. It is an incredibly barbaric and cruel operation; without pressure from law enforcement, terrible people will not stop fighting dogs. Sign the petition to urge Sheriff Chuck Smith to make finding and stopping dogfighting operations his focus. If he becomes an intense presence in the underground world of dogfighting, progress is bound to be made and the operations will eventually stop for good.
Dear Mr. Smith,
Dogfighting operations are all too common in Georgia, especially Meriwether County. Your recent raid on an operation that resulted in 34 people in custody, 28,000 dollars confiscated and a badly injured female pit bull discovered is sadly only one operation of presumably hundreds more.
Dogfighting is unfortunately incredibly lucrative and generally a very secretive operation. The cruelty that takes place in these operations is heart-wrenching and intense. There will always be terrible people who put money before the well-being of animals; I urge you to be a constant force against these people. Please focus intently on dogfighting operations with the goal of stopping them once and for all.
I commend you for your keen eye and for taking action to stop the recent dogfighting operation. Know that you have a lot of support, from all over the country, for what you do.
[Your Name Here]
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