13 Year Old Tortures and Kills Rabbit While Influenced by Others
BRISTOL CT– After a concerned citizen reposted a disturbing video, an unidentified 13-year old male from Bristol was arrested and charged with animal cruelty after a social media post showed the suspect torturing, killing and mutilating a rabbit. Video (WARNING - Viewer Discretion)GRAPHIC DESCRIPTION The video appears to begin after the rabbit was injured and laying in the drive way. It is not known what was done to the rabbit before the video started filming, how long the rabbit actually suffered, when the video was paused, or if the video was edited. It shows someone working on a white van who could have intervened, a young teen boy is seen shooting a rabbit with a pump action BB or Pellet gun held a inch from a rabbit’s head that was clearly alive and heard screaming. After the first shot the rabbit kicked back and front legs and clearly showed a response to the BB or Pellet hitting him. The gun was again pumped up and the rabbit shot again at which time the rabbit jumped up about a foot and kicked his back feet. At that time the video was paused by the person shooting it and when it returns it shows the teen boy with Fiskars single pivot lopper (branch cutter). The teen boy made multiple attempts of cutting the rabbits head off as the rabbit was kicking it's back legs and squirmed while the older male person complicit to the crime was telling the teen boy to “squeeze harder you retard” at which time the person said “that thing is dead”. During the course of the video you can hear an older teen or young adult male influencing the boy and a teen or young adult female loudly laughing. During the course of the video you can also see the rabbit was alive, presenting unspeakable suffering and heard screaming while being tortured and mutilated until it died, while the young teen appeared having no emotion or hesitation. Police were able to identify the juvenile in the post and issue him a juvenile summons. He has a court date with juvenile court in New Britain, according to police and the investigation is ongoing. Please take a moment to thank the Police and the Mayor for taking this crime seriously. Acts of malicious animal cruelty are heinous and should never be tolerated when someone intentionally and brutally harms an animal, the important question to ask is, “Who will be next?” We the petitioners respectfully request the following violations of law apply to the minor child committing the crime. 1. Animal Cruelty Sec. 53-247 (b) Any person who maliciously and intentionally maims, mutilates, tortures, wounds or kills an animal shall, (1) for a first offense, be guilty of a class D felony. 2. Carrying a Dangerous Weapon Sec. 53-206. Carrying of dangerous weapons prohibited. (a) Any person who carries upon his or her person any BB. gun, blackjack, metal or brass knuckles, or any dirk knife, or any switch knife, or any knife having an automatic spring release device by which a blade is released from the handle, having a blade of over one and one-half inches in length, or stiletto, or any knife the edged portion of the blade of which is four inches or more in length, any police baton or nightstick, or any martial arts weapon or electronic defense weapon, as defined in section 53a-3, or any other dangerous or deadly weapon or instrument, shall be guilty of a class E felony. 3. Illegal Handling of a wild rabbitIt is illegal for any person, other than a state appointed rehabilitator, to care for wildlife. If wildlife ins injured it is advised to call Animal Control, Police or DEEP, not maliciously torture and kill the animal for amusement. We the petitioners respectfully request the following violations of law apply to the participating teens or young adults involved. 1. Sec. 53-206f. Failure of parent or guardian to halt illegal possession of firearm by minor child. Any parent or guardian of a minor child who, knowing that such child possesses a firearm, as defined in section 53a-3, and is ineligible to possess such firearm, fails to make reasonable efforts to halt such possession shall be guilty of (1) a class A misdemeanor. 2. Complicity is the participation in a completed criminal act of an accomplice, a partner in the crime who aids or encourages (abets) other perpetrators of that crime, and who shared with them an intent to act to complete the crime. A person is an accomplice of another person in the commission of a crime if they purpose the completion of a crime, and toward that end, if that person solicits or encourages the other person, or aids or attempts to aid in planning or committing the crime, or has legal duty to prevent that crime but fails to properly make an effort to prevent it. Unlike attempt, solicitation, and conspiracy, which are crimes in and of themselves, complicity is not itself a crime, but is a way of committing a crime. Complicity also differs from attempt, solicitation, and conspiracy in that it always depends on that crime having been completed, i.e., it is never inchoate. Complicity does not require causation of the crime, merely participation in the commission of the crime. In cases where one is complicit because of a failure to act when one has a duty to act to prevent a crime, complicity differs from omission in that liability for complicity arises from the relationship to other perpetrators, whereas liability for omission arises from a duty relationship to the victim. 3. Illegal Handling of a wild rabbitIt is illegal for any person, other than a state appointed rehabilitator, to care for wildlife. If wildlife ins injured it is advised to call Animal Control, Police or DEEP, not maliciously torture and kill the animal for amusement. PLEASE DO NOT POST DISRESPECTFUL COMMENTS, CURSING OR THREATS ON THIS PETITION. Comments of such will be removed if seen.References: CHAPTER 945*(OFFENSES AGAINST HUMANITY AND MORALITY) CRUELTY TO ANIMALS https://www.cga.ct.gov/current/pub/chap_945.htm TITLE 53* CRIMES https://www.cga.ct.gov/current/pub/title_53.htm https://www.cga.ct.gov/current/pub/chap_943.htm#sec_53-206 COMPLICITY OR ACCOMPLICE http://criminal.findlaw.com/criminal-law-basics/what-is-complicity-or-accomplice-liability.html ECON POLICE OFFICERS http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2695&q=322624&deepNav_GID=1649#WildlifeManagement STATE OF CT http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2723&q=326228&deepNav_GID=1655 Fox News http://fox61.com/2017/06/19/13-year-old-bristol-boy-arrested-after-video-shows-him-killing-a-rabbit/
Torture & Killing of Domestic Rabbits at Big Cat Rescue, Fed Alive, Fed As Treats & More
Apparently, disrespecting, torturing and killing domesticated rabbits is not enough to satisfy Big Cat Rescue. It turns out, they have associated their brand with a company that makes cat treats made from rabbits, leading to even more unethical breeding and slaughtering. "H3 Essentials Freeze Dried Cat Treats" are packed with essential nutrients and made with only fresh, whole single sourced USDA Rabbit meat….Ingredients: Rabbit‚ rabbit liver‚ rabbit kidney‚ and rabbit heart. A USDA inspected facility does not mean domestic rabbits are treated humanely up to the point of being slaughtered. According to the Huffington Post, “Last Chance For Animals released the findings of its four-week undercover investigation into Pel-Freez Foods, a (USDA inspected) rabbit processor in Rogers, Arkansas...In the footage, workers can be seen attempting to stun the rabbits unconscious prior to slaughter by striking the animals’ faces with the back of a knife. The method does not appear successful for many of the rabbits, which continue to struggle, scream and squirm as workers snap their back legs — breaking their bones in order to more easily hang the rabbits upside down — then slice open their throats. Animal control officers confiscated 375 rabbits from the home of Rick Cartheuser, Vice President of the Indiana State Rabbit Breeders Association in 2013. Back yard rabbit breeders are regularly seen arrested for cruelty where tame gentle rabbits live in squalor suffering, they are killed inhumanely because there are no laws to protect them while being classified the same as chickens. Big Cat Rescue, a roadside zoo masquerading as a "Sanctuary" in Tampa, Florida, continues to inflict suffering onto domesticated rabbits by live feeding them to bobcats in their outdated and inhumane rehabilitation program. They also feed hundreds of domestic rabbits to their big cats as "Treats" weekly. Both practices are unnecessary. The self proclaimed "Sanctuary" is responsible for the suffering and death of thousands of helpless domesticated rabbits and other animals for a rehabilitation program that strangely lacks any scientific data that documents the success rate of their program by tracking the whereabouts of the bobcats once released into the wild. There are, however, experts that claim live feeding is not necessary. Despite offers from Rabbit Advocates to take up donations and pay for Big Cat Rescue to learn updated and ethical alternatives to live feeding, Big Cat Rescue continues to torture and kill live domestic rabbits. Domesticated rabbits are not part of a wild bobcat’s diet. They lack the basic survival instincts wild rabbits have and therefore cannot adequately substitute for a wild rabbit. The barbaric practice of live feeding is not only devoid of any sound logic, it’s cruel and extremely inhumane due to the animals having no way of escaping from their hunters. It’s also detrimental to the bobcat being rehabbed as far as survival goes because they won't find a friendly sitting target in the wild. Ethical wildlife rehabilitators do not live feed, instead they educate and practice ethical alternatives. How can a bobcat possibly learn to be avoid humans at Big Cat Rescue when they also have pre-killed rabbits tossed to them, giving the bobcats little chance of survival in the wild? Factually, domesticated rabbits are not part of any natural big cat diet and there are no diet requirements that call for the feeding of domesticated rabbits to any big cat, bobcat or house cat. Just Another Day At Big Cat RescueReferencesAmazon - Big Cat Rescue Freeze Dried Rabbit Treats for Cats Walmart - Big Cat Rescue Freeze Dried Rabbit Treats for Cats Because I'm a Cat - Big Cat Rescue Freeze Dried Rabbit Treats for Cats I Heart Cats - Big Cat Rescue Freeze Dried Rabbit Treats for Cats Our freeze dried cat treats are packed with essential nutrients and made with only fresh, whole single-sourced USDA rabbit meat to provide essential nutrition that cats instinctively crave.
USDA Regulation Investigation Request Into Big Cat Rescue
According to the APHIS USDA regulations, it appears that Big Cat Rescue, a big cat facility operating out of Tampa, Florida, is in violation of the applicable laws and regulations that are supposed to govern facilities that have large exotic cats. Multiple photos and videos posted on social media by Big Cat Rescue show several people possibly interfering with medical procedures by unnecessarily painting the paws of sedated cats that will undergo medical evaluations and life saving surgeries. Some of those people may be paid volunteers as indicated by a page found on Big Cat Rescue’s website where they offer people the chance to pay to “volunteer”. Pay for an adventure/volunteer, pass an "Online Zoo education course" and interact with sedated cats receiving medical procedures:"You absolutely cannot touch the cats, unless it just so happens that one is sedated for medical procedures that particular week" (give the page time to load, the original page’s wording was completely changed). Hiding the original post does not change the facts or possible USDA violations.USDA/APHIS - Big Cat Question and Answer Commonly Asked Big Cat Questions "Are volunteers members of the public? The public and the general viewing public can also include volunteers. We have learned of several exhibitors who charge fees or accept donations from volunteers or trainees in exchange for interaction with juvenile and/or adult big cats. We consider such volunteers or trainees to constitute the public, and have prosecuted these exhibitors for violating the handling regulations, among other things". We the petitioners respectfully request a USDA Inspection into Big Cat Rescue Tampa and these practices. Referencing USDA/APHIS regulations - passing an online course with a week of hands off training to work near Big Cats in a surgery room where the animals could come out of sedation at any given time is not proper training, as well as non essential tasks and distractions occurring in the surgery room being in the best interest or welfare of the big cats. You may directly file an Animal Welfare complaint (anonymous or not) on the USDA website Big Cat Rescue Corp USDA Customer ID 3137 Certificate 58 - C - 0814 American Veterinary Medical AssociationThe Principles A veterinarian shall be influenced only by the welfare of the patient, the needs of the client, the safety of the public, and the need to uphold the public trust vested in the veterinary profession, and shall avoid conflicts of interest or the appearance thereof. AVMA policies are not, and do not supersede, law or regulation. The AVMA Principles of Veterinary Medical Ethics are unique in that violation of these may result in disciplinary action by the AVMA. Florida Veterinary Medical Association Complaints Phil Hinkle, Executive Director7207 Monetary DriveE-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgVeterinary Board Complaints may be filed with the State USDA ReferencesSection 2.131 Handling of animals. (c)(4) Drugs, such as tranquilizers shall not be used to facilitate, allor or provide for public handling of the animals. 2.131 Handling of animals. (c)1 During public exhibition, any animal must be handled so there is minimal risk of harm to the animal and to the public, with SUFFICIENT DISTANCE AND/OR BARRIERS between the animal and the general viewing public so as to assure the safety of the animals and the public (and they ARE PUBLIC because she is charging them a fee) 2.131 Handling of animals. (b)(1) Handling of all animals shall be done as expeditiously and carefully as possible in a manner that does not cause trauma, overheating, excessive cooling, behavioral stress, physical harm, or unnecessary discomfort. Animal Welfare Act and Animal Welfare Regulations Handling means petting, feeding, watering, cleaning, manipulating, loading, crating, shifting, transferring, immobilizing, restraining, treating, training, working and moving, or any similar activity with respect to any animal. Big Cat Rescue ReferencesNala Serval leg broken, paw painting videoArthur Tiger not eating well, paw print videoCharaka tiger was sedated for an exam, paw painting Paw Prints for sale
Pet Rabbit's Ribs Were Crushed Before Dying - CT Supporters Needed for Court Hearing
Julien H. Torres is scheduled to appear in Bantam Court on Monday, April 24. Awaiting Plea for the unconscionable killing of this innocent pet rabbit because his sister would not allow him to use her phone. Police responded to 660 Main St., Monday morning after the frantic sister told police her brother may be harming her rabbit, Peter Griffin, and her cat, Gizmo, following an argument. "The officer went inside the home and was handed the rabbit. It was alive but appeared listless, its eyes were enlarged and it was breathing rapidly." The officer, "asked Julien if he harmed the rabbit in any way i.e. shaking it or dropping it and he stated No, that he loved the rabbit and that is how it acts all of the time, just lying around.” Animal control officer attempted to bring the rabbit to the Emergency Animal Hospital but it died on the way. The remains of the rabbit were brought to Tollgate Animal Clinic, where police said where x-rays were taken. "The Veterinarian at Tollgate Animal Clinic determined the rabbit’s rib cage on both sides was crushed inward, causing massive injuries and internal bleeding". Julien H. Torres, 26, of 660 Main Street, Torrington, was arrested Feb. 6, 2017 and charged with breach of peace, second-degree threatening and cruelty to animals, according to a report. Animal torture and killing is unacceptable to society and too many abusers walk. If you live in Connecticut or nearby please consider respectfully standing in court for this rabbit and victim who suffered a horrific cruel unnecessary death. Contact Linda Sue on Facebook for details. We the Petitioners respectfully ask that Julien H. Torres be sentenced to maximum Felony penalties for the deliberate suffering, abuse and killing of a helpless pet rabbit. It is a big concern other animals in this family home may be in danger from this man. "Malicious or Intentional Cruelty to Animals Under CGS § 53-247(b), maliciously and intentionally maiming, mutilating, torturing, wounding, or killing an animal is a class D felony. https://www.cga.ct.gov/2015/rpt/2015-R-0262.htm PROSECUTOR INFORMATION BANTAM COURT 860-567-3944 You may respectfully send a Letter via US Mail or Fax, the Letter will be stapled to the file, for the Prosecutor to see when he gets the Court Case.DIRECTIONS TO COURT Address: Include - Case # and Name on the Letter (RE: Julien Hunter Torres, Docket No: L18W-CR17-0152169-S) State’s Attorney’s Office P.O. Box 667 80 Doyle Rd. Bantam, CT 06750 Fax: 860-567-2046 Prosecutor's Email Addresses:Devin.Stilson@ct.gov Cynthia.Palermo@ct.gov Jonathan.Knight@ct.gov Gregory.Borrelli@ct.gov
Katy Perry's Rabbit Shoes - Real Rabbit Fur?
Rabbit Advocates Beware! According to purchase photos shared on Facebook and Twitter, the pom pom on Katy's Jessica rabbit shoe is labeled Real Rabbit Fur from China! Read Huffington's Post article regarding brutally killed rabbits on China fur farms. GRAPHIC WARNING - Photos of rabbits with injuries of sore hocks, pregnant and still alive while being barbarically hung on hooks to be skinned for fur, after living their short lives in deplorable reprehensible squalor, disease and suffering. According to WJBDRadio.com Katy Perry’s New Line Won’t Break the Bank - but how many rabbits may have or will suffer and die to make her line of Jessica rabbit shoes?"Katy describes the line as being “vibrant, expressive and defining. One of the shoes is called the “Jessica” flat and it looks like a bunny rabbit, complete with a pom-pom tail".The “Jessica” flat style from the Katy Perry Collection, launching Feb. 16.After thousands of complaints from rabbit owners and animal advocates on Katy Perry Collections Facebook page, the Jessica shoe appears to have been removed from from her website. However the shoe is for sale in the UK while the description reads Faux Fur pom pom.Comments by Katy Perry Collections Facebook page stated the shoes were vegan, then later state the shoes were not vegan and it was a mistake. According to RabbitGuide.com Katy had a pet rabbit named Abracadabra. We the Petitioners respectfully request a statement of truth from Katy Perry about her Jessica rabbit shoes. Education and support for helpless animals is always appreciated and honored. Please be respectful when posting comments, there is no honor in name calling or cursing. Thank you. For The Rabbits, Linda Sue
Dodo - Please Stop Supporting Facilities That Torture & Kill Helpless Domestic Rabbits
The Dodo states they are a "halo brand for everyone who loves animals from people who are obsessed with their pets all the way to committed animal advocates", yet continues to support and promote Big Cat Rescue Tampa, a self proclaimed "Sanctuary" that barbarically Tortures & Kills Live Helpless Tame Pet Rabbits, Rats, Turkeys and other animals in their unethical, inhumane bobcat rehab program.Not only does Big Cat Rescue unnecessarily throw Live domestic pet rabbits and other helpless animals into rehabbing bobcat cages to be stalked and ripped apart alive, they also support the unnecessary breeding and killing of hundreds of domestic rabbits weekly to feed as "Treats" to their big cats when they are not a required diet of a big cat.We the petitioners respectfully ask the Dodo to check out Real Animals in Need and Stop promoting Unethical Animal Facilities. Promoting facilities that practice the cruelty and killing of helpless animals feels like exploitation to those who consider themselves to truly love animals.You can watch Big Cat Rescue's proud live cams and videos of their outdated, unethical and barbaric Live Feeding bobcat rehab program here. You can also read logical written Expert statements by Vets, Biologists, Rehab Professionals and other Educated animal welfare supporters about the unconscionable, unnecessary practice of Live Feeding one animal to another here. References!!!WARNING!!! This video shows scenes of live animal predation. (live rats).Non- Rehabbing Bobcats and White RabbitsABC News Story On Live Feeding Tame Pet Rabbits ABC News Video Bobcat & White Domestic RabbitBloody Rabbit Before Tiger Let In Petition for Bloody RabbitsLive Opossum Being Tortured and Killed at Big Cat RescuePlease Sign & Share if you care.For The Rabbits,Linda Sue
PBS CEO Paula Kerger: Please Stop Promoting Killing Pet Domestic Rabbits For Food
PBS states they offer programming that expands the minds of children, yet promotes Vivian Howard's A Chef's Life, Season 4, Episode 6 Rabbit: where the public and children can view a video on killing pet rabbits for food. Vivian Howard states she would like you to "Get Past That Whole Cuddly PET Thing" while promoting tame domestic pet rabbits as the meat of the future. You can view Vivian on video eagerly working with a man teaching the public how to slaughter pet domestic rabbits, a man that claims he "stuns" the rabbits by hitting them on the neck with his hand while stating they "calm down" when being hung by their feet - despite the rabbit appearing in the video with its eyes wide open and ears erect before it's throat is slit. (the video does not show the actual killing). "The Circle of Life is Nature's way of taking and giving back life to earth", it is not humans deciding the fate of helpless voiceless animals while chuckles, smiling, laughing and disrespect of their lives are seen.PLEASE READ AND SIGN THE PETITION LETTER BELOW
Please Stop Dorota Trec From Owning and Abusing More Animals
Dorota Trec is due to be sentenced Jan. 13, 2017 on 100 counts of animal cruelty. When an A.S.P.C.A. Vet examined the rabbits, her findings were disturbing. More than two-thirds had injuries, mostly bite wounds. Thirty-three had sustained genital or anal trauma. Around half tested positive for syphilis. Others had abscesses, skin inflammations, fever, lameness. At least nine of the rabbits later died.After the 2nd confiscation of rabbits on 1/29/15 rabbits were found to have same types of injuries as the first group seized. 125 of the 176 rabbits had injuries or sicknesses, ear mites. The Prosecutor held up pictures of giant abscesses on rabbits and crusting of their genitalia from syphilis. Dr. Wilson testified that the rabbits should have been spayed/neutered. Described condition of yard -- feces and debris everywhere.PLEASE READ CASE DETAILS IN THE PETITION LETTER BELOW:
Petco Foundation Stop Promoting The Sale of Live Animals as Christmas Gifts
Petco Foundation Executive Director Susanne Kogut , please honor Petco's 2015 promise to the Animal Rescue Community and remove the 2016 Guinea Pig video promoting live animals as Christmas Gifts. The mother in this Petco Holiday ad nonchalantly ask if the father placed the guinea pig in a box being violently shaken by the son, this is sending a very bad message to the public and is not humorous.Please Stop encouraging parents to purchase small animals as Holiday Gifts. Small animals that are given as gifts are often neglected, or abandoned where they are killed or mistreated. Small animal shelters are currently full of domestic rabbits and guinea pigs as a result of being unwanted. This ad is currently being aired on the Hallmark Channel, Up TV and various sites on the Internet. Please see the Letter below for Petco Foundation contacts. Sign & Share this new Petition.
PetPartners Pet Insurance - Please Stop Supporting Animal Cruelty
Despite concerns and complaints from the voting public and despite the clarity of PetPartners Contest Rules, it appears that PetPartners Pet Insurance proudly states, supports and "understands" the Live Feeding, torture and killing of tame domestic rabbits, rats and other helpless animals at Big Cat Rescue Tampa and awards them the 2016 Animaltarian of the Year. PetPartners Quote:" Animaltarian" is about animal welfare and there are many different types of rescues that help a certain classification of animals. Big Cat Rescue focuses on all cats, domestic and wild. ...We have been advised and researched that rabbits and rats are fed to some animals that are being rehabilitated to be released back into the wild. While none of us at PetPartners like the idea we understand why it has to be done and hope that everyone will take that into consideration". End QuoteLive Feeding of one animal to another is not honored or practiced by ethical and professional rehabilitation centers. PetPartners dismissed professional letter references written by Rehab, Veterinarian and Department of Biology experts. Please Read the Facts and References on the Petition Letter Below: