Appeal Case that Freed Alleged Dog Fighters

Target: Declan McSorley, District Attorney of Devon, United Kingdom

Goal: Appeal case that freed six people accused of dogfighting charges.

Six people in Devon, United Kingdom were set free without charges after their court case concluded that their alleged actions did not fit the definition of illegal dogfighting. The individuals in question, Nathan Baker, Craig Ford, Benjamin Luscombe, Craige McCormick, Alex Salt, and Kerry Wrightson had, together, 33 charges pressed against them. Nathan Baker had eight charges on his own, some including unnecessary suffering to an animal, killing a deer, and buying and training dogs for fighting.

All of these charges have been dismissed by a judge because the specific type of incident which all six of the people in question were allegedly involved in is not specifically described in the laws regarding animal abuse. These people have had their charges dismissed, which sadly sets an example that these crimes are acceptable and that anyone can abuse animals and get away with it.

Sign this petition and demand that this case be appealed and that charges be pressed against these individuals.


Dear Mr. McSorley,

I am writing you today because I am deeply disappointed in the final court ruling in Devon, United Kingdom involving six people walking free of animal abuse charges. These six people had a total of 33 charges pressed against them, including unnecessary suffering to an animal, killing deer, and participating in the buying and training of dogs for fighting purposes.

As district attorney, I urge you to appeal this court case and ensure these people are rightfully punished for their alleged crimes.


[Your Name Here]

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