Target: Lloyd Babb, Director of Public Prosecutions for New South Wales
Goal: Prosecute school coach reportedly responsible for cruel sheep-tackling training exercise.
Videos reportedly show members of a prestigious school’s rugby team brutally tackling and dragging sheep in a farm paddock. Footage posted on social media by James Hilgendorf, a schoolteacher and rugby coach at the King’s School in Sydney, Australia, allegedly shows students running into a paddock, chasing and tackling young rams and dragging them upside down to designated spots.
This cruelty was apparently part of a rugby camp training exercise and the school’s headmaster has defended the students’ actions, despite the brutal treatment allegedly inflicted on innocent and gentle animals. The sheep crash-tackled, dragged and otherwise brutalized in this incident deserve justice for the distress, pain and cruel treatment they were subjected to.
Sign this petition urging authorities to prosecute those responsible for this brutal incident, punish the school’s headmaster for condoning cruelty towards animals, and ensure this type of mistreatment does not occur again.
Dear Mr. Babb,
The King’s School in Parramatta has reportedly engaged in and condoned acts of severe animal cruelty. Footage seems to show members of the school’s rugby team chasing and crash-tackling sheep in a farm paddock, before flipping them upside down and dragging them on the ground.
This brutal mistreatment of innocent animals is unacceptable, especially on the part of educators. The coach responsible for this incident must be prosecuted immediately, and the school’s headmaster should also be punished for defending such horrific brutality.
Please ensure this type of incident does not occur again by properly punishing those responsible for this inexcusable instance of animal cruelty.
[Your Name Here]
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