Target: Justice William Stokes of Maine
Goal: Issue harsher punishment for man who allegedly attempted to euthanize a cat with a dull knife.
A man reportedly slit his injured cat’s throat with a dull knife and was only given 48 hours in jail for the heinous crime. The cat had been hit by a car and suffered a non-life-threatening injury to its leg. The owner, Terrence Winslow, reportedly took a dull knife to the cat’s throat in a sick attempt to euthanize it instead of waiting for the veterinarian to come and treat the cat, according to police. The cat was still alive when the veterinarian arrived, but it later died due to the knife wound.
When Winslow appeared in court, Justice William Stokes agreed to allow him to serve his measly two-day sentence starting July 1. Two days in jail is nothing short of a tragic injustice for the poor cat who most likely suffered an unspeakable amount of pain from this senseless act of cruelty. Please sign this petition to demand that this violent man’s sentence be retracted and a harsher one given.
Dear Mr. Stokes,
A cat was reportedly killed when its owner attempted to euthanize it by slitting its throat with a dull knife. The cat allegedly had a non life-threatening injury to its leg, but instead of waiting for the veterinarian to arrive, the owner decided to euthanize it. The poor cat suffered until after the veterinarian arrived, and later died of the senseless knife wound.
The loss of this poor cat’s life is a tragedy, but the injustice over what the animal endured is even more so. We demand that you retract the measly two-day jail sentence and issue a harsher one for the man who did this.
[Your Name Here]
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