Target: Claire Lindley, Chief Crown Prosecutor, Lancashire, U.K.
Goal: Demand maximum punishment for three young men accused of abusing a hamster and four dogs.
Three men are facing animal cruelty charges in relation to a video posted online of a hamster being fed LSD. The video shows the men laughing as a hamster drinks soda that they say is laced with LSD. The men are heard saying that “the hamster is going nuts” and [they] “are going to kill it.” Later, the hamster is seen eating a cannabis leaf.
When investigators entered the home, they found the hamster in a cupboard. Also found on the property were four dogs, three of which were emaciated. Two of the dogs had injuries to their skulls, likely caused by blunt force trauma, say officials.
The conditions the animals were kept in were reportedly filthy. There was urine and feces all over the floors and the dogs had nothing to lay on but a bare plastic bed. One dog was allegedly found chained to a radiator. All the animals have since been rehabilitated and rehomed.
This type of blatant and intentional cruelty is unacceptable. The fact that the young men in the video seemed so cavalier about causing extreme distress to animals suggests that they could be capable of escalating their violence to other animals or even humans. Sign the petition below to demand that the maximum possible penalty is sought against those found responsible for this heinous act.
Dear Mrs. Lindley,
Three men are facing animal cruelty charges after posting a video that seems to depict themselves feeding LSD and cannabis leaves to a hamster. When police investigated, they found the hamster stuffed into a cupboard and four allegedly neglected dogs on the property. Three of the dogs were emaciated while two had injuries to their heads, likely caused by blunt force trauma, according to investigators. The dogs were allegedly kept in filthy conditions, with urine and feces all over the floor. One of the dogs was reportedly found chained to a radiator.
This shocking cruelty shows deliberate malice. In order to stop these callous young men from hurting more animals or even escalating their violence to humans, it is imperative that they are punished harshly. We, the undersigned, ask you to seek the maximum possible penalty for these young men, if they are found guilty.
[Your Name Here]
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