Justice for Family Reportedly Forced to Decapitate Murdered Dog

Target: Christopher M. Carr, Attorney General of Georgia

Goal: Punish officers who reportedly forced a family to decapitate their dog.

A Georgia police officer allegedly shot a family’s beloved pet dog, supposedly in self-defense, then forced the family patriarch to behead the animal’s corpse under the threat of incarceration. This was supposedly to test for rabies, despite health officials stating that owners should not remove the head for this purpose. Joe Deacon suffered “great physical and mental pain and suffering” over the grisly task, both of which cost him his job. Worse, the family was allegedly forced to commit the horrific act in front of their children.

This is one of the worst examples of both police brutality and animal cruelty rolled into one disgusting incident. This poor dog was reportedly killed and his corpse mutilated for nothing, and his family is suffering from immense trauma and grief. The police had no right and no reason to commit this alleged atrocity. Too many dogs have fallen victim to horrific abuse and murder, and too many animals in general have lost their lives to supposed ‘self-defense’ when they were hardly a threat.

So far, the only consequence the pair has faced is Officer James Hollis being placed under investigation and on paid leave, which is not nearly enough punishment. The family has sued the county, and while no amount of money can bring back the dog, the officers deserve far worse punishment for their alleged actions. Sign this petition to demand that the police face the consequences for the death of this dog if found responsible.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Attorney General Carr,

Two police officers allegedly shot an innocent dog to death and forced his family to decapitate his corpse under the threat of incarceration. The claim was made that the dog attacked an officer, and that the beheading was done for the purpose of rabies testing. Joe Goodwin, the dog’s owner, was traumatized to the point where the resulting grief affected his job performance, and the family is suing the police department and the county.

These officers have allegedly committed a disgusting act of animal cruelty, in addition to reportedly tormenting the dog’s family with such a horrific task. It is a combination of animal abuse and police brutality, and so far the only consequence is that one of the two officers has been placed on paid leave and under investigation. That is not enough. These officers have reportedly committed a horrific act that deserves a much harsher punishment. You must ensure that they face every consequence for their alleged actions. This innocent dog and his family deserve justice.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Andrew Leahey

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4 Comments

  1. Get rid of the trigger happy officers! They were wrong, wrong, wrong! Horribly wrong! Never would I do such a horrific act! They would have to shoot me too!

  2. This man James Hollis is NOT SUPPOSED TO BE A POLICEMAN. Such aggressive, Barbaric act to be committed by a police man is so sick. He may be wearing a police uniform but underneath he is mentally deranged obviously. HE IS A PSYCHO.

  3. This man James Hollis is NOT SUPPOSED TO BE A POLICEMAN. Such aggressive, Barbaric act to be committed by a police man is so sick. He may be wearing a police uniform but underneath he is mentally deranged obviously. HE IS A PSYCHO.

  4. Barton Dixon says:

    “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
    “If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.” St. Francis of Assisi
    “If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals.” Albert Einstein

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