Ban Ohio Man Accused of Bestiality From Owning Pets and all Activities Involving Animals!
  • Petitioned Honorable Judge Jon Schaefer

This petition was delivered to:

Judge, Shelby Municipal Court
Honorable Judge Jon Schaefer
Prosecutor, Shelby Municipal Court
Mr. R. Lee Shepherd, Esq.

Ban Ohio Man Accused of Bestiality From Owning Pets and all Activities Involving Animals!

    1. Hand 4Paws
    2. Petition by

      Hand 4Paws

      Albuquerque, United States

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November 2011

Victory

Peter Bower advertised his services as a dog walker and pet sitter until he was arrested on suspicion of having sex with as many as three dogs and a horse. A search warrant found additional evidence of bestiality. Despite Bower's apparent history of animal abuse, there are no anti-bestiality laws in Ohio.

Bower's trial took place in late November, when he was found guilty on two misdemeanor counts. The judge ordered Bower not to own any animals. Although Bower did not receive jail time, his sentence also included fines, mandatory community service, probation, a psychiatric evaluation and sex addiction classes.

The trial for Peter Bower has been rescheduled for November 23, 2011.

Ohio resident, Peter Bower advertised his services as a dog walker and pet sitter.  He was arrested and charged with having sex with three dogs and maybe a horse.  Bower, 31, was arrested for allegedly sexually abusing a 3 year old shepherd mix dog that he had adopted from the Richland County Dog Shelter in early May.  On May 27, the man entered an INNOCENT plea and is charged with ONLY TWO MISDEMEANOR COUNTS of animal cruelty for the rape of the innocent dog.  Authorities would like to charge Bower with a felony but there are no laws about bestiality in Ohio. Based on tips Bower had allegedly posted storied and photos of him and the multiple animals in the act.  The authorities executed a search warranted of Bower’s apartment. His computer was confiscated. The postings date back to 2006. A book found a bestiality book, "Dearest Pet," along with signs that read 'Pets Welcomed' and a plastic, blow-up sheep. Bower was arrested at his Mansfield workplace May 18 and charged with injuring animals, a second-degree misdemeanor, and companion animal prohibitions, a first-degree misdemeanor. 

The dog was examined by a veterinarian and suffered physical trauma and pain from the abuse. The dog has been removed from the man's home for NOW.  He was able to post bond and is now out of jail to freely continue with raping animals. The 31 yr-old Shelby man will face a pre-trial hearing at the end of July. Based on Brower’s history, he should not be allowed to own pets and should banned from any activities that are associated with animals. Bestiality is not a crime in Ohio, therefore the rape of this innocent dog is ONLY a misdemeanor count of animal cruelty. According to the Michigan State University College of Law, approximately 30 states have enacted laws that prohibit sexual contact between humans and animals. Make Bestiality a Felony in Ohio!

To support and sign the petition to call for making bestiality a felony in Ohio: http://www.change.org/petitions/protect-animals-from-being-raped-and-make-bestiality-a-felony-in-ohio-3

Because individual addresses are not available we request you please also contact the City of Shelby:  http://www.shelbyohio.org/municourt.html

For more information on this story: http://www.examiner.com/dogs-in-national/dog-sexually-abused-by owner?CID=examiner_alerts_article  

http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/article/20110616/NEWS01/106160306 

Photo credit: 19Action News 

This petition will be updated as more information becomes available, however the intent will remain the same.

 

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    1. No jail time for animal abuse but not allowed to own animals

      Hand 4Paws
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you so much for your support of this petition. Although Mr. Bower did not received any jail time for his sexual abuse of the helpless animals, he is banned from owning animals. We hope that Aurora will find a forever loving home so she is safe for the rest of her life.

    2. Reached 2,500 signatures
    3. The trial for Peter Bowers has been continued until November 23, 2011.

      Hand 4Paws
      Petition Organizer

      Please sign & share. We would like to continue to collect signatures in support of this petition.

    4. New Charges Filed Against Peter Bower 07-14-11

      Hand 4Paws
      Petition Organizer

      Two additional charges of animal cruelty have been filed against Bower accusing him of having sexual relations with a German Shepard.

    5. Thank you for your support of this petition

      Hand 4Paws
      Petition Organizer

      This petition has been closed and sent to the Honorable J Judge Jon Schaefer and the Prosecuting Attorney, Mr. R. Lee Shepherd, Esq. at the Shelby Municipal Court for his hearing on July 18, 2011. Thank you to everyone for your support.

    6. Please sign & share! Petition closing 7/12.

      Hand 4Paws
      Petition Organizer

      Petition to be closed 7/12/11 & forwarded to the Honorable Judge Jon Schaefer & Prosecutor, Mr. R.Lee Shepherd, Esq. at the Shelby County Court in support of banning Mr. Bower from owning pets & any activities that involve animals. Thank you!

    7. Reached 1,000 signatures

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    • Donna DePasquale FORESTPORT, NY
      • almost 3 years ago

      This is awful!

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    • Maureen Koler AMHERST, OH
      • almost 3 years ago

      Animals today, kids tomorrow.

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    • nicola armstrong SUNDERLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 3 years ago

      this twisted bastard is a danger to the public as well as any kind of animal!

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    • Kristen Lowry ETOBICOKE, CANADA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Anybody who is capable of abuse of any kind(animal/children) should be euthanized humanely!

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    • sandi kasmarsik BELLFLOWER, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      This is Disgusting and Wrong and this man should go to prison for his crimes!!!

      What does it take for the law to realize these animals have feelings just like us and should be protected just like us!

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