Target: North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper
Goal: Punish the three men accused of killing and mutilating Mighty the Llama.
A 10-year-old llama named Mighty was allegedly mutilated by a trio of men on a North Carolina farm. Mighty’s body was reportedly discovered cut in half, with one section crudely dumped in a pond on the farm and the other on a nearby path. Autopsy reports showed that she was brutally stabbed multiple times before being cut in half. She served as a protector for over 60 of the farm’s alpacas, and her cruel death was a great shock to her owner Tammy Limer. Limer, who runs the farm, expressed that the attack was an act of “pure meanness.” She states, “[Mighty] weighed 300 pounds. She wasn’t a little thing. It took some effort for those boys to do what they did.”
The men responsible for the crime have been charged for felony breaking and entering, felony larceny, second-degree trespassing, and cruelty to animals.
Borderline Farms is known for providing autistic children and the elderly with animal therapy. Limer says that she takes the llamas to nursing homes and enjoys watching the eyes of the elderly light up upon seeing the gentle animals. Llamas are also great protectors of sheep and alpaca herds. They assume a posture to alert others in the herd and can become aggressive by sprinting toward the threat and attacking it. Limer is certain that Mighty died to protect her herd. Limer also states that the animals will never again be allowed to go to the back of the farm where the men killed Mighty as a precaution and because the area causes too much grief.
Please sign this petition to demand maximum punishment for the men responsible for brutally killing Mighty.
Dear Roy Cooper,
Three men were arrested and charged for killing and mutilating Mighty the llama, the precious and beloved herd protector on Tammy Limer’s Borderline Farms. Mighty was known to be extremely protective of her herd, which is comprised of five other llamas and 60 alpacas. Limer, her owner, is certain that Mighty died in an effort to protect the other animals.
The details of her brutal death are vile: the three men reportedly stabbed Mighty numerous times before cutting her body in half. They then threw the remnants of her body in various places around the farm, treating her like nothing more than trash. These men had no reason to deliberately and cruelly slaughter an innocent animal. They are nothing more than cowards who deserve harsh punishment for their actions. I am urging you to ensure that these men are held accountable and punished severely.
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