Target: Janet Lyness, Johnson County Attorney
Goal: Demand the maximum penalty for a man who allegedly beat his dog and repeatedly slammed it against the ground.
An Iowa City man aggressively beat his dog and repeatedly slammed it against the ground, witnesses state. The dog reportedly did nothing to provoke the horrific attack. Demand justice for this innocent dog.
A video of the attack shows the dog lying on ground while its owner strikes it several times. The unprovoked attack started when John David Fredericks allegedly grabbed his dog by the collar and slammed it onto the ground.
Iowa City police responded and arrested Fredericks on charges of animal neglect. The dog’s condition is unreported at this time. Sign below and demand the maximum penalty in this case.
Dear County Attorney Lyness,
A dog suffered when its owner reportedly beat it and slammed it against the ground. The reportedly unprovoked attacked alerted witnesses, who recorded a video showing the alleged abuse. We demand that you seek the maximum penalty in this case.
The video reportedly showed John David Fredericks beating his dog. The dog laid on the ground, completely still and clearly not a threat to Fredericks during the attack. Fredericks was arrested and charged with animal neglect, but would face only weeks in jail and a small fine if convicted.
Iowa’s animal welfare laws are among the worst in the nation. We demand that you recommend the maximum penalty possible in this case and take a stand against animal abuse.
[Your Name Here]
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