Success: Property Owner Punished for Starving Cattle to Death

Target: Amira Fox, State Attorney for Collier County, Florida

Goal: Support conviction and sentencing of man charged with starving scores of cattle.

Two years ago, authorities in Florida began an investigation into a seeming farm of horrors where over 130 severely malnourished cattle and a dozen-plus dead cows were discovered. This ForceChange petition represented many of the voices calling for justice to be served in this disturbing case of animal cruelty. While that justice was two years in coming, it has now branded Robert David Starkweather a felon convicted of aggravated animal cruelty.

Officials heeded calls for Starkweather to face the full brunt of legal retribution, charging him with multiple counts of aggravated cruelty. He was found guilty on twelve of these counts. Starkweather’s claims that he did not mean any harm apparently fell on deaf ears, as the outcome of his trial validated that he did not give the animals under his care even the most basic food or medication. Further, he willfully ignored clear indicators off the animals’ distress, according to the verdict. This man now faces jail time, with years of probation and 100 hours of community service waiting for him when released.

Sign this petition to thank the legal team prosecuting this case for seeking maximum charges and ensuring this abuser is held accountable for his cruel actions.


Dear Ms. Fox,

Justice delayed should never be justice forgotten. Collier County prosecutors should be commended for staying vigilant in the disturbing case of Robert David Starkweather, the man charged with the death and near-starvation of too many animals to count. Mr. Starkweather’s actions demonstrated a degree of negligence and abandonment of his responsibilities that cannot be downgraded or dismissed as anything other than aggravated animal cruelty. Your team pursued the full measure of charges in this case, demonstrating a commitment to securing justice.

As a result, Starkweather will face punishment for his many crimes. Please continue strong and steadfast advocacy for all victims of insidious abuse.


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Office of the State Attorney.

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  1. Robert Ortiz says:

    Good! Atrocities like this cannot go unpunished!

  2. The death penalty would be fair but I would settle for a 200 year sentence, no parole!

  3. Evan Jane Kriss says:

    You must also BAN this man from EVER owning, caring for or working with ANY animals EVER again.

  4. This POS should just be shot. He doesn’t deserve to exist

  5. This vile and evil lowlife psychopathic depraved animal torturer animal murderer Robert David Starkweather must be put to death.
    This evil lowlife fuck shouldn’t be allowed to live after what this lowlife piece of shit scum deliberately committed against precious and innocent cattle by starving such defenceless and helpless animals to death.
    Burn in hell you lowlife monster bastard Robert David Starkweather and suffer an excruciating painful death which you lowlife pos deserves.

  6. Justin Recht says:

    Appreciating that justice is served.
    Could be harsher but we have to be satisfied that at least some took place.

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