Punish Man Accused of Cutting Part of a Dog’s Tail Off

Target: Lindsey Byrd, Deputy Prosecutor, Charleston, South Carolina

Goal: Punish man who allegedly cut a dog’s tail off with tree shears to the fullest extent of the law.

A man is facing animal cruelty charges after allegedly cutting part of a dog’s tail off during a dispute with his neighbor. Jeffrey D. French, 58, has been accused of using tree shears to cut off the dog’s tail because he thought it barked too much. French has been arrested on charges of aggravated cruelty to animals, and is currently awaiting trial.

Cutting off an animal’s tail no doubt causes imaginable pain, but could also result in severe complications such as blood loss, infection, and even death. Long-term complications include chronic pain and the hampering of an animal’s social skills. Without a tail, a dog loses one of its major methods of communication.

Aggravated cruelty to animals is a felony charge that alleges causing serious injury to a companion animal. If he is found guilty, French could face a prison sentence of one to three years or up to two and a half years of probation.

In order to ensure that this man never commits a similar act of cruelty, it’s important that he is punished harshly. When law enforcement starts to take animal cruelty more seriously, horrific incidents like these will become less common. Sign the petition below to ask the prosecutor to seek the maximum possible penalty for French, if he is found guilty.


Dear Deputy Prosecutor Byrd,

A man was recently arrested for allegedly cutting off part of a neighbor’s dog’s tail because the dog barked too much. Jeffrey D. French is accused of using tree shears to cut off part of the animal’s tail. He has been charged with aggravated animal cruelty, a felony charge which could result in one to three years or up to two and a half years of probation. He has been released on bail and is currently awaiting trial.

The only way to stop animal cruelty is for authorities to begin taking a tougher stance against animal abusers. In order to ensure that this man doesn’t harm animals again, he must be punished to the fullest extent of the law. We, the undersigned, ask that you seek the harshest possible punishment for French, if he is found guilty of this horrific crime.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. Selena Brooks says:

    Humans! Are the true ANIMALS

  2. Throw this nut in jail, fine him heavily, and make sure he is on the animal abuse registry.

  3. jail this creep and never let him near another animal ever this guy is beyond cruel

  4. Charge this monster with a felony and prison time, and throw away the key forever! SC change your laws. PROTECT ALL ANIMALS NOW!

  5. Rachael Markson says:

    What about the dog? I hope he made it thru this horrific case of torture. I have little to no faith in the courts when it comes to these cases. Time for the neighbor/owner of the dog to handle on his own. I know I would.

  6. Maria Nowicki says:

    Give me some shears and I would cut off the “tail” in
    his crotch!

  7. Lilian Caughlin says:

    Hope this POS looses whatever he owns to legal fees plus years of jail time. After that no government support of any type. Rot in the streets. I must agree with previous poster about cutting off his crotch tail. LOL.

  8. Barton Dixon says:

    “If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals.” Albert Einstein
    “Compassion for animals is intimately connected with goodness of character; and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man.” Authur Schopenhauer

  9. Tina Colafranceschi says:

    Cut off his dick with tree shears we don’t need people like that procreating

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