Justice for Tortoise Set on Fire in Live Social Media Video

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Target: Douglas A. Valeska, Houston County District Attorney

Goal: Demand that the maximum penalty be set for the teenager who reportedly set a tortoise on fire to increase Facebook views.

A tortoise was set on fire allegedly to garner Facebook views. A live video feed showed an Alabama teenager dousing the tortoise in alcohol and setting it on fire. Demand that the maximum penalty be set in this case.

James Terrence Allen, 19, reportedly stated, “give me 100 views and I’ll light it” shortly before dousing the tortoise in alcohol and setting it ablaze. He then reportedly threatened, “give me 200 views or this (expletive) is gonna die.” The gopher tortoise, known as Leonardo, fortunately suffered only minor injuries.

Allen has been charged with aggravated animal cruelty. Leonardo is recuperating at the Big Bend Wildlife Sanctuary in Enterprise and will be released back into the wild once he recovers. Sign below and demand that the maximum penalty be set for this cruel case.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear District Attorney Valeska,

A tortoise suffered minor injuries after a teenager reportedly set him on fire. The crime was documented in a live Facebook video. We demand that you seek the maximum penalty in this case.

Leonardo, a gopher tortoise, endured tremendous suffering after he was set on fire. The live video reportedly documented James Terrence Allen asking for more views and threatening to kill the tortoise if he did not receive them.

Allen faces a felony animal cruelty charge as well as a misdemeanor charge from the Alabama Game Wardens, as the gopher tortoise is a threatened species. Take a stand against animal abuse and recommend the maximum penalty in this case.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Dothan Police Department

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14 Comments

  1. Oh…..my…..god. Seriously, the authorities really MUST look into these deranged and depraved, heinous murdering individuals. If murdering animals is what they do for “Facebook” attention then what lengths will they go to, when they need ‘real’ attention? murdering your child perhaps?
    Do something people and call for action now!

  2. Are we breeding psychopaths in our society?! Anyone who purposely causes immense suffering to a living creature, asking for attention on “Facebook”, is a severely demented vile monster!
    JAMES TERRENCE ALLEN is a threat to all living creatures, and MUST BE severely punished. He is obviously evil and exceedingly cruel!

  3. Unacceptable! DANGER TO SOCIETY! The public demands swift and HARSH PROSECUTION. WE DON’T WANT THIS THREAT ON OUR STREETS!!

  4. charles hall says:

    anybody who in authority who does NOT punish people like this is simply supporting this and will be responsible for future abuses.

  5. I would love to meet this POS face to face to enact the required PEREMANENT PENALTY!An eye for an eye!

  6. I have almost been on the verge of unsubscribing to ForceChange and AnimalPetitions, because seriously, there are too many crimes against animals being done by arrogant psychopaths, who truly should be in prison or a mental institution… And then to videotape the crimes? There needs to be some extra-special punishment for the videotaping, along with the crime — come on, if this was being done to human children, we wouldn’t be here signing petitions against it — it would be all over the news, and even the FBI would probably be helping local police….But because most humans are speciesist and ignorantly believe they are more valuable than animals, they get away with only a slap or a fine, for these crimes against animals? Our
    whole society needs to understand that all violence is con-
    nected, whether it is against humans or other species — cruelty is cruelty, and we to start punishing it as such!
    What keeps me coming to this website, is for example, atleast
    this jerk was caught and the turtle was rescued…. Maybe I’ll
    see this guy in his next life, when he comes back as a turtle,
    just to see what it feels like, and that yes, all living creatures have consciousness and can feel pain….

  7. masayuki tanaka says:

    I bet if I burn this ass**** alive on youtube I will have a million thumb-up

  8. Dr. Tony DeLia says:

    Nationwide animal abuse registry with no minimum age. It should be a no-brainer. Th FBI is essentially ding it, make reporting perpetrators to it mandatory and make it publicly searchable.

  9. burn this turds balls off to start now for the cruelty on this turtle now.

  10. Robert Ortiz says:

    This psychotic lunatic should be burned at a stake to see how much he enjoys suffering.

  11. ALL OF THAT  INHUMANE  MUD AND RESPONSIBLE  NONPERSONS  ARE ONLY SENSELESS FOR ALL OTHER TERRESTRIALS – FEED THEM  TO ALLIGATORS !

    FOR THESE INHUMANE BREED SOMEONE LEFT MAIN THINGS IN HUMANES EDUCATION.
    WHO COULD IT BE?

  12. Look….
    The officials being petitioned may just laugh at petitions and toss them in the garbage , surely? What these people need is visits from real people to demand justice. Itś far more powerful than online petitions

  13. Hoog tijd dat de jeugd wat beter gestraft word. De jeugd doet maar wat
    ze willen en niemand roept hen een stop toe. Zo creeer je criminelen.
    Dit is al werk van een psychopaat, laat hem doen en hij vermoordt mensen.

  14. carol davidson says:

    I bet he got the idea from the “Homeless Promo” going around concerning the so-called mascot Homer the Goose. A group of homeless jerks got together and purchased (where they got the money is another question!) this animal and then threatened to kill it for so-called homeless/low income and such housing.

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