Target: Scott County Courthouse in Minnesota
Goal: Prosecute Rudolph Poppe for killing his aged golden retriever to the fullest extent of the law
Recently, an unthinkably cruel event took place in Minnesota. A man, named Rudolph Poppe, bludgeoned his elderly golden retriever dog Millie repeatedly with a sledgehammer. He beat Millie for defecating on the floor in the house. Poppe has been charged with felony animal cruelty.
There were witnesses of the brutal attack. Adults and children pleaded with Poppe to stop hitting his dog, but instead of stopping, Poppe put a plastic bag over Millie’s head and continued to beat her. When authorities showed up, Millie was still breathing. After she was immediately taken to a veterinarian, it was deemed that the only humane thing to do was put the golden retriever to sleep.
In defense of his action, Poppe told authorities that his dog was already really old and could hardly walk. There is no excuse for abusing an animal. His bail was set at $40,000. His defense attorney attempted to lower Poppe’s bail, by stating that Millie was “an animal and not a human.” Fortunately, the judge refused to lower the bail. Sign the petition to demand the courthouse to punish Poppe to the fullest extent of the law for felony animal abuse.
Dear Scott County Courthouse in Minnesota,
A group of humane supporters and animal lovers peacefully gathered in front of your courthouse to seek justice for an old golden retriever who was beaten to the point of death by Rudolph Poppe, her owner. Poppe repeatedly bludgeoned Millie with a sledgehammer. When witnesses pleaded with him to stop beating her, he wrapped a plastic bag around Millie’s head, and continued to hit her. She had to be put down.
Poppe’s reasoning for abusing Mille was that she was an old dog. His defense attorney stated that Millie was only an animal, not a human. No one should get away with beating an animal or a human being. Find Poppe guilty for felony animal abuse, and punish him to the fullest extent of the law.
[Your Name Here]
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