Ask for Maximum Punishment In Torture of Endangered Gopher Tortoise
  • Petitioning Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission and State Attorney Angela B. Corey

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Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission and State Attorney Angela B. Corey

Ask for Maximum Punishment In Torture of Endangered Gopher Tortoise

    1. Sarah Hill
    2. Petition by

      Sarah Hill

      Orange Park, FL

A baby gopher tortise was lit on fire and crushed (killed), all while the two girls; laughed and mock the poor defensless tortoise as it tried to get away. They video taped this entire act and posted it to facebook. The reason for this mosterious act, boredom. 

 "Let's light his head on fire," one girl said.

"Burn baby, burn baby," one said.

"Now you're scared of us, huh?" one said.

"Ugh, I just want him to die," one said.

This is the Video of it–



** I do not condone violence, death threats to the girls or their family. This behavior will not be tolerated.**


Truth is never illuminated through the use of violence.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 12,500 signatures
    2. Hello Again

      Sarah Hill
      Petition Organizer

      I wanted everyone who signed to know that the girls: Danielle Susan Dionne, 15, and Jennifer Emoke Greene, 18. Have been arrested this afternoon. they face charges of cruelty to animals – a third degree felony – and taking, harassing, harming or killing a gopher tortoise, which is a second degree misdemeanor.(from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's website)

      Please still sign and share so they are convicted on felony charges, they showed no mercy to the tortoise- the courts should show no mercy to them.

    3. Reached 10,000 signatures
    4. Gopher tortoise petition

      Sarah Hill
      Petition Organizer

      Again thank you everybody for signing :-). I just wanted to let everyone know that on the 21st of July the SA and FL FWC had a meeting about this case, but nothing else was said. There have been a lot of comments about saying the names of the two girls, but because it is still an open investigation by FWC and the State Attorney's Office and no arrests have been officially made yet, the names should not be released. Even though they are plastered on Facebook and other websites like it; I do not want this petition to loose any soundness, because of releasing their names before they have been arrested.

    5. Reached 6,000 signatures
    6. Gopher Tortoise

      Sarah Hill
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you everyone who has signed; I just wanted to let everyone know I have sent the first e-mail to the FL FWC commissioners to alert them of the petition and of our outrage of what happened and this should not be taken lightly

      He who abuses animals, abuses his society

    7. Reached 50 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Bobbie Mallory BROOKSVILLE, FL
      • 4 days ago

      I am outraged by this display of torture by two young girls,being a native Floridian,I believe we need not only protect them but punishment should be given.....these girls tortured one of the most defenseless,harmless creatures.....what will they try next???I stop my car in the middle of usy traffic just to let one cross or move it across myself....this is atrocious!

    • Julia Mauk NEWBERRY, FL
      • 6 days ago

      I'm signing this because I am a huge animal lover. These girls should suffer the MAXIMUM penalty for what they did!!!!!

    • CARLA mckay CORINNA, ME
      • 12 days ago

      If they can do this to a defenseless animal what would they do to a child or another person. People like this make me want mental institutions to come back where they put you in and throw away the key! Very disturbing and very sad!

    • Danny Feliciano BUENA PARK, CA
      • 15 days ago

      Deviant acts like this should not be tolerated. The girls deserve the maximum punishment allowed.

    • Italia Rodriquez GREEN COVE SPRINGS, FL
      • 22 days ago

      Animals are defenseless animals & I'm against any type of animal cruelty no matter how big or small the animal is.


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