A petition demanding justice for a small Chihuahua mix named Chunky, who was tortured for hours by a gang of sick drugged induced teenagers, has garnered more than 330,000 signatures in just five days which proposes to change current cruelty laws, reports the Daily Star.
According to Maxine Berry, who started the petition,“Myself an animal lover found this story highly upsetting and I decided that Chunky needed justice,” Berry stated. The petition calls for the teens to be banned from ever owning any pets for life and that their names should be entered onto an animal abuse registry, similar to the lists used for sex offenders. The four cruel teens have been banned from possessing any animals for the next five years, after having admitted to kicking a dog, setting it on fire, feeding it drugs and then breaking its neck. Because of their ages, the names of the teens are not public.
In Margate, Kent, United Kingdom, RSPCA inspectors called the crime against Chunky, the worst case of animal cruelty they had ever seen. The teens, aged 15 and 16, had stolen the puppy and kicked, punched, fed him drugs, set him on fire, and before throwing him in a trash receptacle, broke Chunky’s neck and leg. The abuse against Chunky occurred in February 23 when the teens bragged about their sick dog torturing deeds on Facebook and authorities began to investigate. RSPCA inspector Caroline Doe said: “This was the most disturbing case I have ever dealt with – by an absolute mile. The whole thing sends shivers down my spine. The defendants may have been young and confessed to being under the influence of drugs, but the cruelty they inflicted on this poor dog was extreme, barbaric and inexcusable.” By a miracle Chunky survived, and he has since been reunited with his owner.
Berry states that age doesn’t matter, and anyone found guilty of animal abuse should not be allowed to own any pets. “Animal abuse is serious, and the laws must change.” Read the prior story.
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