Don’t Prosecute Activist Who Saved Minks from Slaughter

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Target: Rita B. Garman, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Illinois

Goal: Overturn excessive prison sentence and fine given to individual who freed minks from a fur farm.

An activist who freed 2,000 minks from a fur farm has just received a three-year prison sentence. His brave act has been branded “terrorism,” despite no violence being involved. Animals in fur farms are cramped into tiny wire cages, often with insufficient food or water, before they are skinned for their fur to be sold. The animals are often gassed, beaten to death or anally electrocuted. For liberating these poor animals from their cruel fate, the activist, named Kevin Johnson, has also been ordered to pay $200,000 in restitution to the fur farm owners for “losses” to their business.

The act of saving innocent animals’ lives should not punishable. In fact, profiting from animal suffering is far more morally condemnable than standing up for their rights. Because Johnson has already been jailed awaiting the tribunal decision, he may be released early. Nonetheless, this brave individual should not be prosecuted for saving animals’ lives.

Sign this petition urging that his sentence be overturned.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Chief Justice Garman,

Yesterday, Kevin Johnson was sentenced to three years in prison for liberating minks from a fur farm, where they would have been slaughtered had he not set them free. Animals in fur farms are gassed, beaten to death and anally electrocuted before being skinned for their fur to be turned into useless fashion items.

Johnson was also ordered to pay $200,000 in restitution to the fur farm owners, an excessive amount considering these people profit from the suffering and slaughter of thousands of innocent animals. Johnson should not be punished for liberating these poor animals from their cruel fate. We demand that his sentence be overturned.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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25 Comments

  1. Lajeanne Leveton says:

    HOW can they imprison this person when sadistic animal abusers do things like burning dogs while alive, or blowing them up with firecrackers and nothing is done? Or, at the most, “community service” ( a joke!) and maybe a small fine……

    Oh, I get it, because he damaged PROPERTY !!!! THAT proves the priorities in this country are completely wrong.

    NO FUR should be allowed on ANY clothes, and this activist should be freed.

  2. ISABEL VANOVER says:

    SO MUCH FOR CARING ABOUT ANIMALS! WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM! WHAT ABOUT DOING THE RIGHT THING AND PUNISH THE CRUEL SCUM WHO HARM THE ANIMALS IN THE WORLD!

    • Natasha Glinsky says:

      Absolutely! Our society has it all backwards where animal abusers get time served and a $1 fine, but, animal rescuers get death by prison sentences and fines out the #**!
      The next time someone gets murdered, raped, tortured, or what ever the hoodlums can think of, know that society is teaching them that violence is a good thing!

  3. Governments and lawmakers colluding with the big corporate giants who own and run these hellholes. We KNOW who the real terrorists are and they bring terror to animals and to people who care about them while those who care simply try their best to free them from terror. What an upside down world we live in when business (fur-farmers) and politicians expect us to swallow this crap.
    It WOULD have been different if the mink had been infected with something but they had been farmed, in the most appalling circumstances, as always, for their fur. It is true that once released mink can pose a dreadful threat to local wildlife but the responsiblity for that lies not with the person releasing them to freedom but with those who captured them to begin with!

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