Target: Karen Willing, Magistrate of the 80th district court in Clare County, Michigan
Goal: Give harshest possible penalty to man if he is found guilty of burning five kittens alive and killing one adult cat.
A man who allegedly threw five kittens into a fire is only being charged with one count of animal killing and torture. If he is not punished to the fullest extent of the law, many more animals will likely soon suffer at the hands of his abuse.
Lisa Connors trusted Richard Bancroft to watch her home while she was away. Yet, when Connors returned home, she was devastated to find her five kittens burning alive in a bonfire. Connors also later found her other cat, the kittens’ father, next to her fence with its neck snapped.
Although this was Bancroft’s first time being arrested on animal cruelty charges, he has been in trouble with the law before. Usually after someone commits crimes against innocent animals, they move on to committing much more serious crimes against human beings.
Sign this petition and demand this man be brought up on maximum charges that would include a five year prison sentence if he is found guilty on all counts. No animal deserves to be treated with such cruelty and people should not have to worry about someone this deranged running around in society.
Dear Ms. Willing,
A man that allegedly threw five kittens into a fire has so far only been charged with one count of animal cruelty. If he is not charged on all counts, other animals will likely soon experience his terror.
When Lisa Connors was unexpectedly called home, she was devastated to find her five one month old kittens burning alive in a bonfire. Her heart was even more broken when she found her other longtime companion—the kittens’ father—next to her fence with a snapped neck.
As you likely know, this is not the first time this particular individual has been in trouble with the law. As you are also likely aware, after people commit horrifying crimes against animals, they usually move on to commit other sick crimes against humans.
For all of these reasons I urge you to give this man the maximum penalty under law if he is found guilty on all counts of these disgusting and inexcusable acts. No other animals should have to suffer at the hands of his horrific abuse, and good citizens should not have to worry about such a crazed maniac walking free.
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