Target: Clay County District Court Prosecuting Attorney,
A Moorhead, MN man by the name of Jalan Greer, has been charged with 3 felonies for torturing and killing animals. Jalan responded to every free and low cost cat ad online for a period of months, telling cat owners that he wanted their cat, loved cats, missed having one, and had all the supplies necessary to care for a cat. He acquired one cat after another, never actually paying for any of them, then took them home and tortured them for days before eventually killing them in a gruesome and violent manner. After killing them he sent former owners the dead cat’s photo or called them to come and retrieve their cat’s body. Jalan has also been accused of beating and threatening to kill women.
A number of studies have drawn links between the abuse of animals and violence against people. Animal abuse is not just the result of a minor personality flaw in the abuser—it is a symptom of a deep mental disturbance. Research in psychology and criminology shows that people who commit acts of cruelty toward animals rarely stop there; many of them move on to their fellow humans. Please demand that justice is sought, and that this sick individual receive the maximum penalty allowed by law.