Target: Abdulhamit Gül, Justice Minister of Turkey
Goal: Demand harsher punishment for men who sliced off a puppy’s ears for losing a dogfight.
A pair of men involved in a dogfighting ring sliced off an innocent puppy’s ears as punishment for losing a fight. The two then posed gleefully for selfies, holding up the dog’s severed ears as “trophies.” For this horrendous animal cruelty, these men have been ordered to pay a measly fine of 4,404 Turkish Lira — about $1,200.
This is unacceptable. Dogfighting is a cruel, bloodthirsty excuse for a sport, and these men deserve jail time, not just a meager fine.
The poor mutilated puppy deserves justice, and justice can only be obtained through prosecuting and imprisoning these men. Sign this petition to demand that these men pay more than a simple fine for their cruelty.
Dear Justice Minister Gül,
A pair of men involved in a dogfighting ring have been ordered to only pay a fine for cutting off a puppy’s ears, despite the unashamed cruelty of these actions. They forced an innocent dog to fight, punished it with horrifying abuse, and posed for selfies with the dog’s severed ears as “trophies.” Their small fine of 4,404 Turkish Lira is not nearly enough of a punishment for such a heinous crime.
Your country’s reform of its animal welfare laws in recent years is commendable, but it unfortunately does not handle animal abuse cases as well as it could. These men are accused of committing a horrific act of abuse, and they must face justice. You must ensure a harsher penalty for these men as soon as possible. This poor dog’s suffering need not be in vain.
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