Beloved Seal Shot with Crossbow Deserves Justice

Target: Hayley Firman, Head of Prosecution at the Royal Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, England

Goal: Demand that the person who shot a beloved seal with a crossbow be prosecuted and receive the maximum penalty under law.

A seal suffered when an unidentified assailant shot her with a crossbow. This seal is a protected animal and could be pregnant. Demand justice for this poor seal.

Shocking pictures show Sammy, a beloved gray seal, swimming around with a two-foot arrow embedded in her back. Per authorities, the arrow came from a crossbow somewhere in the area. The RSPCA has voiced concern that Sammy may be carrying a pup and that the arrow could put both Sammy’s and her pup’s health at risk.

Sammy has not yet been captured or examined, but the British Divers Marine Life Rescue is on alert to rescue her the next time she is spotted. The RSPCA is investigating this case and has asked for the community’s help in identifying the person responsible. Sign below and demand that the person who shot Sammy be charged with animal cruelty and receive the maximum penalty under law.


Dear Mr. Firman,

A beloved seal was shot with a crossbow in a shocking case of animal cruelty. The seal survived, but may suffer serious injury if she is not found and treated soon. We demand justice for this innocent seal.

The pictures show Sammy, a gray seal loved by many in the Brixham community, swimming with a two-foot arrow sticking out of her back. Though she appears to be stable at this point, it is possible that Sammy is pregnant and the arrow could endanger both her and her pup. Divers are working hard to find and capture Sammy so that she can receive medical treatment. The person who shot Sammy is still at large and could pose a threat to other animals in the area.

This terrible cruelty must be punished. We demand that you identify and prosecute the person responsible and seek the maximum penalty by law.


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: British Divers Marine Life Rescue

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  1. What kind of sick lowlife would do such a thing to an innocent animal?! This is so horrific.
    I sincerely hope those trying to rescue the poor creature will find her very soon so she can be helped.

  2. This person needs to be found and punished for their crimes. Despicable.

  3. Some demented miscreant thought shooting this innocent animal would be ok. It’s about time abusers were taught we will not
    tolerate their actions. Find and punish those responsible.

  4. Man is the most malignant species on earth. This scumbag must be prosecuted for felony animal abuse for shooting this defenseless seal with a crossbow. Unconscionable!

  5. … One is always told the British people LOVE animals and then this happens?

  6. Find the scumbag who did this and do the same to them


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