Target: New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly
Goal: Hold CEO legally accountable for the animal abuse he committed on camera
Recently, Daniel Padilla, the CEO of a luxury charter-jet company Greystone Aviation Services, was caught on the security camera of his high-rise Hell’s Kitchen apartment elevator beating and abusing his St. Bernard puppy.
The eight-month-old puppy, named Boston, had run off after Padilla had forgotten to bring a leash when he picked the dog up from doggy daycare. Padilla, annoyed at having to run after the puppy, proceeded to unleash his anger on the defenseless baby animal, kicking and punching him in the head and side of his body. An employee of the apartment building saw the abuse and called the police. When the police arrived, they brought the wounded puppy to a vet who confirmed Boston had sustained painful injuries from his abuse. Dr. Bonnie Wong, who treated Boston, reported that he would wince when she touched his body.
Despite a confession from Padilla himself, eyewitness testimony from the New York Police Department, and videotaped evidence of this powerful man abusing a helpless animal while trapped in an elevator, all charges against him have been mysteriously dropped and the dog is still in his care.
Animal abuse and cruelty has no place in a civilized society, and we cannot allow the rich and powerful to get away with i. We cannot afford to set this precedent. We cannot allow Daniel Padilla to go unpunished.
Please sign this petition to demand that Daniel Padilla be held legally accountable for his actions to the absolute extent of the law, and demand that his dog be removed from his guardianship immediately.
Dear Commissioner Kelly,
Recently, the CEO of Greystone Aviation Services, Daniel Padilla, was caught on camera abusing his eight-month-old St. Bernard puppy, Boston. Even though he admitted to his crime and doctors and police officers have testified to the abuse the animal endured, the city has dropped all charges against this perpetrator of animal cruelty. His poor defenseless puppy is still in his charge.
This is completely, entirely unacceptable.
Please hold Daniel Padilla accountable for his cruelty to the full extent of the law, and most importantly, remove Boston and any other animals from his guardianship. Based on his past abuse, this man seems to be unfit to care for any living animal and justice must be served.
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