Target: Bronx District Attorney, Robert Johnson
Goal: Prosecute man accused of beating and burying puppy alive in the snow.
Raul Cruz, a resident of the Bronx, New York was recently arrested for allegedly beating and burying his six-month-old pit bull mix in the snow. He kicked and threw the puppy, before beating it with his hands, as well as a shovel. He then buried the puppy under two feet of snow, causing it to cry out in pain, alerting the neighbors.
Thankfully, the neighbors reacted in time and called the authorities. They quickly arrived and rescued the puppy, which suffered multiple fractures and lost several teeth. Despite these horrific injuries, she is expected to make a full recovery and is now under the care of the ASPCA.
Neighbors filmed the alleged events, which will no doubt aid in the arrest and prosecution of Cruz. Similar accounts of animal abuse are far too common, but the authorities are doing their best to raise awareness of this issue and ensure these disgusting acts are met with proper punishment.
Whether a mental illness, a severe lack of empathy, or pure evil can cause a human to commit such horrific acts should be irrelevant. The punishment must fit the crime and ensure that animal abusers understand the severity of their actions. Please sign this petition to urge district attorney Robert Johnson to prosecute Raul Cruz to the fullest extent and ensure he can do no more harm.
Dear Mr. Johnson,
I was horrified to learn of the recent abuse inflicted on a puppy by its owner, Raul Cruz. His actions were unacceptable, and according to witnesses, this is not the first time he has abused animals. The events were caught on film, which I hope will expose the raw truth and aid in his prosecution.
This man left his puppy to die, and it is only due to the efforts of neighbors and police that she is alive today. Given that this man is a repeat offender, there is no reason to think he will change his actions. He is only more likely to commit brutal acts in the future unless action is taken now.
Such cases of severe animal abuse are detrimental to the animals involved, and society as a whole. Establishing proper punishment for these acts of violence is incredibly helpful for the entire country to fight against animal cruelty. Please prosecute this man to the fullest extent, and use your power to protect innocent animals and bring justice to this case.
[Your Name Here]
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