Target: Polk County, North Carolina District Attorney Greg Newman
Goal: Enforce the full penalty for the man and woman who allegedly severely neglected animals, resulting in six deaths.
Deputies in Polk County, North Carolina investigated a farm for animal cruelty after receiving complaints about the welfare of animals in the farm’s care. Four alpacas and one llama were reportedly found dead, with deputies citing inadequate food and insufficient hay for shelter as the cause of death.
An additional llama was allegedly found in such horrible condition that it was necessary to euthanize the animal immediately. Luckily police were able to rescue 12 remaining animals on the farm, but the animals were in such poor health that they required intense medical attention and isolation from healthy animals. When the animals return to good health, they will be placed on farms that will actually care for them the proper way.
Although it’s extremely fortunate that some of these animals were able to be spared from further suffering, it was a significant act of animal cruelty that led to the saddening and unnecessary deaths of six animals. Neglecting animals by starving them to death and leaving them without sufficient shelter is horrific and needs to be addressed with severe consequences.
Charges are pending against the man and woman who allegedly committed this crime, but they need to receive the full penalty for murdering animals. By signing this petition, you will encourage the local police to enforce the maximum penalty for animal cruelty against these people and send a message that acts against animal welfare will not be tolerated.
Dear Mr. Newman,
I am shocked to hear of the horrific acts of animal cruelty in your district that resulted in the rescue of 12 animals from deplorable conditions. It’s incredibly saddening that six of the animals had to die from starvation before animal control was able to rescue them.
This kind of behavior by people who are responsible for the lives of animals is completey unacceptable, and these farm owners need to face the maximum penalty for their alleged sickening actions. I urge you to send a message about the seriousness of animal cruelty and its consequences by enforcing the maximum penalty against the man and woman who allegedly starved these animals to emaciation and death.
[Your Name Here]
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