File charges against Danielle Susan Ruger and Jennifer Greene of Clay County Florida for cruelty to animals and violation of the Endangered Species Act.
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File charges against Danielle Susan Ruger and Jennifer Greene of Clay County Florida for cruelty to animals and violation of the Endangered Species Act.

    1. Christina Tarpley
    2. Petition by

      Christina Tarpley

      Jacksonville, FL

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July 2014

Victory

Christina Tarpley: "Jennifer Greene, 18, and Danielle Dionne, 15, are charged with felony cruelty to animals, a third-degree felony, and taking, harassing, harming or killing a gopher tortoise, a second-degree misdemeanor."-News4Jax.com

Thank you to everyone who signed and shared this petition!

This is a petition for the named girls above to be charged with and prosecuted to the full extent of the law for knowingly torturing and killing a gopher tortoise, a threatened species in the State of Florida. On Tuesday July 15, 2014 Danielle Susan Ruger and Faith Hope allegedly each uploaded a video to their Facebook pages of them pouring fluid on to the tortoise and attempting to light it on fire. When that attempt failed, one girl stomped the tortoise to death. The girls can be heard throughout the video screaming "burn baby burn" and "Why won't he just die". This is a sick act of animal cruelty and swift and strict punishment must follow for their actions.

To:
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
File charges against Danielle Susan Ruger and Faith Hope of Clay County Florida for cruelty to animals and violation of the Endangered Species Act.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Kent Nichols FORT MYERS, FL
      • 2 months ago

      because ,i'm the kind of person ,that really wants to go stomp on these girls and scream why won't you die ,so they need to get locked up

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    • Steven Mansfield EARTH CITY, MO
      • 3 months ago
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    • Pamela Biltcliffe FITZWILLIAM, NH
      • 3 months ago

      Any news on if these girls were charged?

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    • Teresa Allen ZANESVILLE, OH
      • 3 months ago

      UPDATE:

      The two teenage girls responsible for the viral video of them torturing a gopher tortoise have been arrested today. Thanks to your concern and tips, Danielle Susan Dionne, 15, and Jennifer Emoke Greene, 18, have been arrested on charges of felony cruelty to animals, a third-degree felony. They were also charged with a second-degree misdemeanor: taking, harassing, harming or killing a gopher tortoise. The FWC worked with the State Attorney’s Office of the Fourth Judicial Circuit to decide the appropriate charges related to the crime. State Attorney Angela Corey said, “We are committed to fully prosecuting those responsible for the torture and death of this vulnerable and threatened species.

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    • sheila chapman HARRISON, MI
      • 3 months ago

      we all know the next thing they will target is a defenseless kid, it could be your kid or my kid, someone who cant protect themselves just like that turtle

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