Target: Florida State Attorney Jerry Hill
Goal: Issue a full investigation into animal abuse allegations and a lifetime animal ban on those found guilty.
A woman was found with more than 80 malnourished, injured, deformed and diseased animals at her home in Polk County, Florida; authorities took her into custody with charges pending. If found guilty, a lifelong pet ownership ban should be placed on this individual, ensuring the safety of animals everywhere.
The woman in question was found with six horses, five cows, 25 goats, 34 chickens, four bearded dragons, nine dogs, four ducks and one peacock in her home. Many of these animals were found in bad condition. They were riddled with lice, were underweight, and had tumors, contorted hooves and other injuries. Only one bag of feed and half a bag of chicken scratch were found on the property, leading to the assumption that 80 plus animals shared one severely limited food supply.
Animal hoarding stories are becoming all too familiar a scene in the United States. It is time to send a message to these animal owners that enough is enough. Animal hoarding is not love, it is a selfish act and those accused need to be held accountable for their actions.
Sign this petition to encourage a full investigation and ensure that justice is served for these animals and, as well as, a ban from animal ownership for the convicted person(s).
Dear Florida State Attorney Jerry Hill,
The conditions of the 80 plus animals found in a Polk County, Florida home are both shocking and appalling. Please investigate this matter fully and, if found guilty, issue a lifetime pet ownership ban to the accused.
It is hard to believe that anyone could inflict such terror on another living creature, however, this case and cases like this one are becoming all to common in the U.S. as animal hoarding cases are a painfully relevant issue. Pet owners who ignore the law and keep an abundance of animals in their care without the proper resources to care for said animals are criminals and should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
It is important to realize that this, despite possible intentions, is a callous and selfish act. The woman in question was found with six horses, five cows, 25 goats, 34 chickens, four bearded dragons, nine dogs, four ducks and one peacock in her home. They were riddled with lice, were underweight, and had tumors, contorted hooves and other injuries. Imagine living with these injuries and starving at the same time.
Set an example in your state. Let the Florida citizens and Americans all over the country know that your office will not condone such deplorable behavior. Be a voice for the 80 plus animals now receiving medical care.
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