Target: Nassau County District Attorney, Madeline Singas
Goal: Punish men who allegedly sewed dogs’ mouths shut to be used for training other fighting dogs.
Fifteen gang members were arrested under the allegation that they held a dozen dogs with the intention of training them to fight. The on-site animal shelter operators reported that there was devastating physical evidence that the dogs were being brutally trained to fight.
The dogs were not just being trained to fight, but were horribly abused. Eleven dogs were allegedly found with their mouths stitched shut, while the other dogs were encouraged to prey on them. The dogs who were forced to have their mouths sewn shut were reportedly the ones that the other dogs used for training. All of the dogs had scars and wounds, and many were puppies under the age of one.
The men are allegedly involved in sale of prescription and illicit drugs, and were also found with guns they sold illegally. The men were reportedly making hundreds of thousands of dollars off of dogfighting bets. This case involved many police units, and it is considered a success to have found this drug and dogfighting ring, and brings hope that it is a step closer to eliminating the issue in the area.
The men will face charges, including possession and sale of illegal drugs, as well as various counts of animal abuse. This type of animal abuse is evil and inexcusable. Please support this petition by signing below, and charge the men to the fullest extent, if found guilty.
Dear District Attorney Singas,
Fifteen gang members were allegedly found with over a dozen dogs they were training to fight. Not only were they mostly puppies deprived of their basic needs, but they were also mutilated. Many were forced to have their mouths sewn shut and become the dogs that the other dogs practiced fighting on.
This type of abuse is inexcusable. As long as animals suffer in this way in the world, there is no justice. If these men are found guilty, please charge every single one to the fullest extent. There is never a reason to excuse such deplorable behavior.
[Your Name Here]
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