Target: Alan Wilson, Attorney General of South Carolina
Goal: Demand alleged dogfighters receive the severest penalty under law if they are found guilty.
One of the largest dogfighting rings was just raided in South Carolina. Those responsible need to be given the maximum sentence if they are found guilty of this horrible crime in order to better prevent other dogs from getting hurt and killed in the future.
Rowen Hay, Angela Hutchins and Roger Cook were quickly arrested, as they were thought to be the organizers of this cruel fight. Four dogs were rescued from the operation. Unfortunately, two of them were thought to have been in other recent fights, as scars on their bodies indicated this was likely the case.
Police also reported that they found hundreds of audience members at this disgusting spectacle. Just as bad, the dogfighters were allegedly offering between $80,000 and $100,000 in prize money to the winner of this event. Thankfully, dogfighting is a felony offense in South Carolina, punishable by $5,000 or a five-year prison sentence. Even spectators can be charged with having committed a misdemeanor crime.
Sign this petition and demand that all guilty parties receive the harshest penalty under law for participating in this heartless event. Dogs deserve to be loved and taken care of, not sickly abused for the sake of profit.
Dear Attorney Wilson,
One of the biggest dogfighting operations in South Carolina history was just exposed. If the people responsible are not given the harshest punishment, they will likely hurt or kill many more animals in the future.
Four dogs were seized, and it was thought that two of the dogs had been in recent fights, as indicated by the scars covering their bodies. Authorities also suspected that between $80,000 and $100,000 was supposed to be given to the person whose dog was declared the winner of the fight.
Since a great deal of dogfighting equipment was found at the scene, it is likely these alleged dogfighters had participated many other times in similar events. It is important they are given the severest penalty under law so that other dogs do not have to go through the same brutal experience in the future.
For all of these reasons, I urge you to recommend that these dogfighters be given the maximum sentence. Leniency only sends the message to society that it is OK to treat animals in this abusive manner.
[Your Name Here]
Photo Copy: Dante Alighieri