Demand Harsher Punishment for Man Caught Kicking and Punching Dog

Target: Lisa Stapleton, Waverley Court Honour Magistrate

Goal: Issue harsher penalty for man who was convicted of animal cruelty after violently kicking and punching his dog.

A Staffordshire Terrier was violently beaten inside of an elevator, where the gruesome attack was captured on surveillance cameras. The dog had reportedly run away from the owner after trying to snatch an ice cream from a child, but the poor animal was chased down and cornered. Footage shows the man, 46-year-old Grant Haggart, punching the dog, named Arian, nine times before he begins kicking him in the side. The owner is seen jerking Arian up by his choker chain and swinging him in the air. He then swings Arian over his back before dropping him to the ground. According to the RSPCA, when the dog tries to escape, Haggart kicks him again, drags him by the choker chain, and begins hitting him again.

Unfortunately, poor Arian had to be euthanized because of behavioral problems that the RSPCA staff said made him a risk to staff and potential adopters. The severe abuse poor Arian was subjected to is most likely what caused him to have behavioral problems.

To make matters worse, any chance of Arian getting justice was squashed when the judge decided to let the owner off with a measly fine and a 10-year ban from owning animals. Haggart didn’t even show up for court, according to reports. Perhaps the punishment would have been more appropriate if Haggart didn’t already have a history of violence. Please sign this petition to demand that the owner receive a harsher penalty and a lifetime ban from owning animals.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Honour Magistrate Stapleton,

A dog was reportedly chased down, cornered in an elevator, and violently attacked by his owner. Surveillance footage shows the owner punching and kicking the dog relentlessly before swinging him in the air by his choke collar. At one point, the owner swings the dog over his shoulder and drops him. When the dog tries to escape, the owner just continues to kick, punch, and drag him by his choke collar.

This was an extremely violent, relentless attack, but to make matters worse, the owner has a history of violence. Unfortunately, the poor dog’s chance at getting justice was squashed when the owner was only fined and banned from owning animals for 10-years. This punishment will do nothing to prevent more attacks on innocent creatures. We, the undersigned, demand that this man’s penalty be stiffened and the ban from owning animals be made permanent.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: RSPCA

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8 Comments

  1. THIS MAKES ME SICK AND MAD AS HELL. What a monster………..he tortured and abused this dog so much that his behavior made him a risk and he had to be put down. I CAN’T BLAME THE DOG …………..THIS MONSTER DID THIS TO HIM AND HE SHOULD PAY THE PRICE. HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN BANNED FROM EVER OWNING OR BEING AROUND ANY ANIMALS, FINED A HUGE AMOUNT, JAIL TIME, FOR A YEAR AND DEMAND HE GET PSYCHIATRIC HELP AS HE IS ONE SICKO BULLY MONSTER.

    RIP POOR DOG AND MAY YOU FINALLY GET THE JUSTICE YOU DESERVE FOR YOUR HORRIFIC ABUSE, TORTURE AND DEATH.

  2. hasna nizar says:

    why do people even have pets when they cant treat them properly. I hope he burns in hell for hurting an innocent animal this way and that also inside an elevator where he couldn’t even escape.

  3. Laurie Miskell says:

    What a piece of shit. He is the reason the dog lashed out and misbehaved and he is the reason pit bulls have the reputation they do. This waste of space should have been jailed especially since that poor dog lost his life.

  4. rose brooks says:

    Call that a punishment? Like taking his ice cream off him! You must take a lot more off him, like the freedom he doesn’t deserve.Like a massive fine which is going to cripple him. He stole that animal’s life- no idea how to train it-subhuman violence, never solved anything.

  5. Jason Bond says:

    Jail this violent sick out of control criminal. Criminals like this freak should not be roaming free. This is one sick stupid idiot, no self control no sense. Why does this idiot have a living creature?? To beat something weaker than him! Do not let this freak out of jail do not let him ever live unsupervised that’s one violent scary criminal! No place for violence in our world. If you do not want to prosecute this criminal let him watch your children or mom, or grandma.

  6. this is all this sicko got what the hell is wrong with the laws to allow an animal to be put to such abuse and the creep gets away with 10 years not owning an animal give me a break he probably already has one and is treating that the same way he treated this poor dog and he’ll get away with that too shoot the bastard I say

  7. Selena Brooks Selena Brooks says:

    Sad to hear this dog was put down but from his abusive treatment I understand. This idiot needs to serve the maximum for his abuse and then more time for the dog being put down instead of living a happy life not being abused. RIP

  8. michelle taylor says:

    I dare this bastard to meet me face to face as I have something for this vile POS!! OH YES Payback is required to be enforced! An eye for an eye!

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