Target: Christiane Taubira, French Minister of Justice
Goal: Push for a severe penalty for the man who allegedly buried his dog alive.
A dog was allegedly buried to her neck underneath a pile of dirt and left to die in the sun. After her owner was identified using a tattoo on the dog’s lip, he was arrested and is facing charges of animal cruelty. Tell the Justice Minister that if he is found guilty, her owner should face the full punishment for animal cruelty in France.
Pedro Dinis was walking his own dog in the suburb of Carrieres-sur-Seine outside of Paris when he saw another dog off the path. Her legs were reportedly completely immobilized by the dirt, which was covering everything except her head. He uncovered her, taking photographic proof of the abuse that was done to her as he went. Once he got her out of her intended grave, Dinis gave her water and took the dog to the veterinarian where she is currently back at full health.
If Dinis had not found and rescued this dog she would have suffered a painful death from heat stroke, unable to move or do anything to change her fate. The owner claimed that the dog escaped his yard, but since she is ten years old with severe arthritis the judge found it unlikely and the charges of animal cruelty are being brought against him.
If the accused is found guilty he should receive the full penalty for animal cruelty in Europe, which is two years in jail and a fine of 30,000 euros. Leaving an arthritic old dog to die buried alive is extremely cruel, and the sentence should not be light for what this man allegedly did to his pet.
Dear Justice Minister Taubira,
A man was walking his dog when he allegedly found someone else’s pet buried alive up to her neck, paralyzed by the weight of the dirt. After he uncovered the animal and gave her water to help her severe dehydration, a veterinarian used the tattoo on her lip to identify her owner. She was ten years old with severe arthritis which made it unlikely she was escaped and subjected to this fate by someone else, and the owner is being charged with animal cruelty.
Once the trial moves forward if her owner is found guilty he should receive the full sentencing of two years in prison. Leaving an animal to die from being buried alive is extremely cruel, and if the walker hadn’t found her she would have been unable to move with the heat bearing down on her possibly for hours until she passed.
Animal cruelty is often lightly punished around the world, and this trend needs to stop. The person responsible for causing this dog to suffer should not get leniency and a movement on harsher animal cruelty sentencing should begin.
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