Target: Anthony W. Batts, Police Commissioner of the City of Baltimore, Maryland
Goal: Fire and prosecute officers accused of brutally slitting a pet dog’s throat
Two officers are alleged to have brutally killed a pet dog named “Nala” that had gotten loose. One officer captured the dog and held it down, while the other officer used a knife to slit the dog’s throat. According to a witness, one officer stated, “I’m going to (expletive) gut this thing” and then the he threw the dog to the ground. The witness said “you could hear the dog screaming and crying in pain.” That is when the other officer pulled out a knife and slit the dog’s throat.
In response to this incredible brutality, the Baltimore Police Department merely suspended one officer from duty and placed the other officer on paid leave.
This extreme act of animal cruelty was completely uncalled for, and the relatively lenient consequences that the two officers have faced are not justifiable for the atrocious and unnecessary demise that Nala suffered.
Pet dogs get loose from their respective yards occasionally, and this issue is generally resolved by figuring out where the dog lives and guiding it home or contacting the dog’s owner. The brutal killing of Nala did not have to occur.
Please sign the petition below to demand more severe punishments for the officers involved with the brutal killing of this pet dog.
Dear Anthony W. Batts,
The brutal killing of the pet dog, Nala, was very disconcerting to read about. Dogs somehow or another run away from their respective yards occasionally, and these accidents should not lead to their deaths. Nala was a beloved pet, and the brutal death that she allegedly endured by Officers Thomas Schmidt and Jeffrey Bolger was utterly uncalled for. This act of animal cruelty must be dealt with more severe charges than simply unpaid and paid suspensions of the officers.
Animal cruelty is a serious problem, and showing leniency for these horrible acts only allows for the perpetrators of animal cruelty to gain a sense of security in terms of punishments. Please see that these officers get charged with more severe punishments for this ghastly act of animal cruelty.
[Your Name Here]
Photo credit: Sarah Gossard (Nala’s owner)