Justice for Bunny Allegedly Set on Fire

Target: Tom Lewis, Punta Gorda Chief of Police

Goal: Ensure maximum penalty for the man allegedly responsible for intentionally burning a pet rabbit.

A man reportedly set his pet bunny on fire, then chased the poor animal around in a fit of rage all because it bit him. The rabbit, named Thumper, survived the torturous event, but suffered from serious burns. Meanwhile, 22-year-old Manasseh Walker has been charged with animal cruelty for this inexcusable and heinous violence.

The owner had no business keeping a rabbit as a pet if he’s so prone to violence and incapable of handling them properly. Thumper deserves justice and all animals deserve to be protected from monsters like this man. Please add your signature to the petition below to demand that Walker be given the most severe penalty allowed by law.


Dear Mr. Lewis,

A man reportedly set his pet bunny on fire and chased it just because it bit him. Photos of the bunny, named Thumper, make it clear that the owner intended to torture the helpless creature.

The cruelty inflicted upon Thumper is inexcusable. Please help make sure that this man gets the maximum penalty allowed by law, if found guilty.


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Photo credit: Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office

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  1. Belinda DePersio says:

    If you hold the bunny the right way and gentle, he probably wouldn’t have bitten then in the first place. They were probably getting him ready to set him on fire anyway.

  2. put this animal abuser to death now by hanging for the public to see now.

  3. Set this piece of shit on fire and let him burn!
    A eye for a eye.

    Another one of FL’s finest nutjobs.

  4. I concur with Kristen; and Shirley Nicholas Let the punishment fit the crime and I’ll light the match!

  5. Wendy Morrison says:

    Set this abuser on fire and render him absolutely NO medical attention!!!

  6. Jacqui Skill says:

    Put the dehumanized monster in jail and throw away the key! He is a danger to all innocent helpless beings and he is cruel sadistic psychopath!

  7. Cecily Colloby says:

    Totally agree with John Pasqua….

  8. sandra mason says:

    if no one gives him the death penalty then he at least should never be allowed any kind of pet. ever again.

  9. Invoke the Old Testament! Let the punishment fit the crime!

  10. There has to be justice for this poor innocent and helpless bunny. This scumbag, Walker, should be prosecuted and jailed. If, and when he is released, he must be served with a lifetime ban from keeping ANY animal. I hope this little bunny is making a full recovery from his traumatic ordeal and is now being loved and cared for in a loving home.

  11. Oh please, skin this useless, worthless POS alive! What a coward! Couldn’t take a bite form a little rabbit you subhuman garbage! UGH!!!

  12. Burn this vile and sadistic bastard. Let this f— suffer in agony as the poor and innocent little bunny endured.
    I am sickened by the unimaginable atrocities of torture and suffering arseholes like this vile and evil monster commit against the innocent.
    An eye for an eye!!!!!!

  13. Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Give me about a quart of gas & 1 match❗️? I’ll give this piece of sh!t a dose of his own medicine❗️?
    Signed & Shared.

  14. The violent act is unpardonable and this jerk MUST BE CRUELLY PUNISHED in JAIL. Shame on him for over-reacting, it is but just a freaking finger! Do not let him near or own any animal in future as he is extremely dangerous and wicked.

  15. Diane Petrillo Diane Petrillo says:

    How dare that fucker torture poor bunny for doing what bunnies do. It probably bit him because he’s a sick-minded asshole to begin with. Set him on fire

  16. Naja Pittari says:

    Why is this petition even on here – the law needs to be in touch with these issues in today’s day an age – a life is a life and when it’s an innocent life it’s evil so you must pay for your crimes – you have to question the mental state of evil beings such as these and is this someone I would feel safe with in the community – if nothing is done then we wonder why the world is what it is today and there will be grave consequences for it and what does it say about us – animals are earths gift and are here to test our karma -the karmic wheel keeps turning and what goes around comes around there’s no escaping it because it’s the law of the universe – as for this monster you will pay one way or another and I know will suffer and i hope that it haunts you forever – if I was in the beautiful bunnys position I wouldn’t just bite and by the way it’s called survival and instinct – there is no excuse for any crimes on any life so do the crime and do the time – the law is out of touch and needs to really address these issues because that is a big problem and may get worse if evil beings think they will get away with these unimaginable crimes – it’s 2016 and the law still has prehistoric values on matters in relation to these crimes – shameful really that we know better but we’re not doing better

  17. Darlene Avery says:

    Put this sick, depraved abuser away for a long long time. What a vile sub-human to torture an innocent, defenceless rabbit. Scum like this are a blight to society.

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