Severely Punish Man Who Allegedly Beat and Shot Dog

Target: Greg Banks, Island County Prosecuting Attorney, Washington State

Goal: Demand that the man who allegedly beat and shot a dog who killed a chicken receive the maximum penalty under law.

A Bernese Mountain Dog was reportedly beaten using a pickax before he was shot to death with a rifle in Washington state. The dog’s alleged murderer, a 36-year-old man named Jonathan Rasmussen, claimed to have followed the dog back to his home and attacked him there because the dog had supposedly killed a chicken.

Horrified eyewitnesses called police after they claim to have seen Rasmussen savagely beat the dog using the pickax. Rasmussen admitted to police that he had shot the dog as well, in order to “finish it off.” He is now facing animal abuse and unlawful firearm possession charges.

This shocking act of cruelty must not go unpunished. There is no excuse for killing a dog for acting out on his natural prey drive instincts. Sign this petition to demand that Rasmussen receive the harshest penalty under law if found guilty.


Dear Prosecutor Banks,

A dog allegedly died a cruel and horrific death at the hands of a man who was said to be upset that the dog had killed a chicken. Per eyewitness accounts, a 36-year-old man in Coupeville named Jonathan Rasmussen followed the dog back to his home and then beat him there using a pickax. According to Rasmussen’s own accounts, he also used a rifle to “finish it off.” Even if the dog was responsible for killing a chicken, there is no excusing this man’s violent and sickening behavior.

We, the undersigned, demand justice for this dog. We call on you to ensure that no more innocent creatures will be harmed because of this individual. Please do all you can to see that this man receive the maximum penalty possible, if found guilty.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. What a horrible person! To take out on a poor dog that is just going on its instinct,but the oweners of dog should also be held accountable for letting their dog run loose,not that condones the actions of this very disturbed person!

  2. Linda Hilty-Tuttle says:

    Thirty-six-year-old Jonathan Rasmussen, needs serious anger management help, the sicko! This was a despicable act and he needs punished severely – and he is no MAN!!!

  3. This asshat needs to be put behind bars, what was the chicken his number one go to for a good fight!!!!!! Was it his top winner for anyone to go through all of this to kill a dog there was more to his story on way and how he could do this!!!!! What is going on?

  4. Erase that psycho shithead

  5. mary harringtin says:

    It is so sad the people that can make a difference to save the lives of the innocent won’t read what people think of the scumbags and what should happen to them. How can this Jonathan Rasamussen from Washington State not be found guilty? It was witnessed by people. The stupid lawyer for this “human” will get him off. We all know it, because the prosecuting attorney will wimp out and let a smack on the hand teach this jerk a lesson!

  6. take this sick bast..d and put him away this creep isn’t even human and by his name what is he anyway some inhuman person who needs to be punished put him in jail with dog lovers and see how he does amongst them


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