Punish Man Accused of Dragging and Beating Puppy

Target: Syracuse City Court Judge Derrek Thomas

Goal: Demand prison time for man accused of dragging and beating a dog.

A man in Syracuse, NY has been accused of abusing a puppy, but might get off with nothing more than probation. The man, Steven Bryant, was charged with two counts of animal cruelty by Syacuse police after a tip off from a witness. According to the police, the witness called authorities after seeing Bryant dragging a puppy down the street on a leash. The puppy couldn’t keep up, and allegedly ended up being dragged on its stomach along the pavement. All this happened after the witness claimed Bryant hit the small dog with a board.

Afterwards, police said they found the dog suffering from “road rash.” Footage of the incident has also been released, and appears to add credence to the witness’s allegations. In the grainy surveillance footage, the puppy can indeed by seen struggling to keep up with Bryant’s pace, and falls numerous times. Bryant has already pleaded guilty to animal abuse in exchange for three years of probation. However, animal rights advocates argue this is little more than a slap on the wrist.

“He abused this dog over, and over, and over again,” animal advocate Stefanie Heath Higgins told broadcaster LocalSYR. “It was a horrendous, horrendous piece of abuse,” she said. If you agree Bryant should face jail time, please sign our petition.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Judge Derrek Thomas,

As the presiding judge in a case of alleged animal abuse, we urge you to enforce the maximum penalty available under NY law against Steven Bryant. Bryant has been accused of dragging and beating a puppy, leaving the animal injured, and suffering from what police described as “road rash.” Bryant himself has plead guilty in exchange for probation, but animal rights advocates say this isn’t enough.

All too often, animal abuse cases simply aren’t prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Indeed, in NY animal abuse misdemeanors can carry a maximum penalty of one year imprisonment and/or a fine of $1000. Even the Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office says Bryant should face jail time, and is pushing for a penalty of 10 months behind bars.

Indeed, the footage of Bryant dragging the poor puppy is shocking enough, but what’s more shocking is the prospect of him getting off with nothing more than probation. Therefore, if found guilty, we urge you to prosecute Bryant to the fullest extent of the law, and put him behind bars. This will send a strong message that animal abuse isn’t welcome in Syracuse.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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18 Comments

  1. Gen Lovyet Agustsson says:

    justice for all animals!

  2. Dr. Tony DeLia says:

    Sadly -when it comes to animal abuse- often the maximum penalty is almost nothing. Stronger laws and enforcement of those laws are needed to protect those who cannot protect themselves, especially animals.

  3. THIS MONSTER MUST B SEVERELY PUNISHED AND THAT IS NOT JUST A SLAP ON THE WRIST. JAIL HIM, BAN HIM FROM HAVING OR BEING AROUND ANIMALS, FINE HIM A HUGE AMOUNT, DEMAND HE GET PSYCHIATRIC HELP AS HE IS A REAL SICKO AND MAKE SURE THAT THE PUPPY IS TAKEN FROM HIM AND GIVEN TO A NEW OWNER WHO WILL LOVE AND CARE FOR HIM NOT DRAG HIM DOWN THE STREET WHILE BEATING HIM. BEST WISHES PUPPY AS YOU SURE DESERVE IT!

    WHAT A STINKEN ROTTEN MONSTER YOU ARE SB!!!

  4. STEVEN BRYANT NEEDS IMMEDIATE DEATH NOW FOR ABUSING A GREAT ANIMAL

  5. Laurie Miskell says:

    There is a special place in Hell for those who abuse animals… Karma is a bitch and it ALWAYS comes back.

  6. Nikki Halper says:

    Jail is too good for the likes of him, he’s scum and deserves nothing but hell for the rest of his life, but we all know that’s not going to happen, so if jail is our only option to vote on as it’s illegal to do the same thing to him that he inflicted on that poor puppy, then by all means put him in jail and ban him from having any contact with animals for the rest of his life, and I feel very sorry for any children he may have, because ppl like him don’t stop with abusing and killing animals, they’re so twisted they go on to hurting and god forbid killing humans as well. This piece of scum deserves to be buried alive under the jail to slowly suffocate to death, but that’s just me. Poor little puppy ?

  7. Death to All animal abusers! Kill him.

  8. Annica eriksson says:

    WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE??? NO ANIMAL SHOULD BE BEATEN, TORTURED, NEGLECTED, STARVED,CHAINED, ABUSED OR SUFFER.
    PUNISH ALL ANIMAL ABUSERS, JUST PLEASE PUT THEM IN JAIL AND LET THEM ROT!!! WHY AREN´T THERE HARDER PUNISHMENT??
    WAKE UP JUDGES AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS!!!

  9. PROBATION!!! Are you kidding Me! This is exactly why animal abuse continues on poor innocent creatures. There are no strong consequences for this horrific behavior. Give these sub humans something to think about….in JAIL!!!!

  10. what the hell is the matter with these judges that dole out punishment!!!! WHEN will animals of every kind be allowed to live free from pain, fear and suffering.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. michelle mitchell says:

    Only death will be a suitable payback.An eye for an eye!!

  12. Agreed an eye for an eye let’s drag and beat him

  13. Paulette Mirfield says:

    Let’s all hope he has no children because they will probably receive the same treatment.

  14. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Time to drag his sorry ass on the concrete❗️?
    Signed & Shared?

  15. Susan Mertins-Jones says:

    Worthless POS should be dragged on his stomach by a car and repeatedly hit with a board – not the stupid lack of punishment doled out for most animal abuse cases. We need much stronger, harsher punishment for this type of crime!

  16. Waltraud Usahanun says:

    FOR ALL OF THESE INSANE AND INHUMANE BREED SOMEONE FORGOT MAIN THINGS IN HUMANES EDUCATION.
    WHO IS IT?

    ALL OF THAT  BARBARIC  MUD AND RESPONSIBLE  NONPERSONS  ARE ONLY SENSELESS FOR ALL OTHER TERRESTRIALS – RECYCLE THEM  TO ALLIGATORS – THE SINGLE MEANING OF THESE SCUM!

  17. Gael Marconi says:

    HE NEEDS TO DIE.

  18. Lock this sadistic vile cunt away permanently . He needs fucking torturing in jail .
    I have to say it: “has 1 animal life for me worth more – than 1 million people.” because who atrocities much and mass murders are in order or makes himself, his life is not worth it.

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