If this doesn’t make you want to pass very strict felony laws for animal abuse, than nothing will. This has to be one of the most horrendous forms of animal abuse I have ever read about. Yes there have been animals cut apart and burned to death. But being cooked and then being fed to his girlfriend, the poor missing dog’s owner. This man needs to be put in prison and never be allowed out. No telling what he would do to humans if he got a notion to kill one. I have got to find out how to start an official petition to make animal abuse be a federal crime, in other words, a felony as opposed to a misdemeanor!
MAN COOKS EX-GIRLFRIEND’S DOG, FEEDS IT TO HER
A California man stands accused of cooking his former girlfriend’s dog, and then dishing it up to her for dinner.
Ryan Eddy Watenpaugh, 34, of Shasta County, was arrested last Thursday. He denies serving the missing Pomeranian as a meal, but did admit to leaving the pup’s severed paws on his ex’s front porch.
According to a police report, the victim fought with Watenpaugh on August 4, then fled her apartment after he assaulted her. When she came back to see if the coast was clear, the suspect was gone — but so was her beloved dog, Bear.
About a month after the incident, the couple tried to reconcile. In what seemed like a nice gesture, Watenpaugh made his ex a delicious meal consisting of meat. On Sunday, the victim got a text message from her former boyfriend asking her what she thought of the feast prepared with her very own pet. The horrific message was followed up on Tuesday with a bag containing the dog’s paws, placed on her doorstep.
A search of Watenpaugh’s home uncovered an AK-47 assault rifle, along with plenty of ammo. He has been charged with animal cruelty, domestic violence, false imprisonment and stalking. The criminal chef is being held at the Shasta County Jail on $250,000 bond. Guess he’ll have to sit and stew in his own juices for a while.
- Petitioning Crown Counsel and the honourable sentencing judge in the province of Alberta, Canada
Proceed by indictment and recommend/apply the maximum sentence *IF* the accused is found guilty of the animal cruelty charge(s) against him.
- Petition by
- Animal Cruelty Legislation Advocates Canada
This petition calls for justice for a husky dog and cat who were found dead in two separate incidents in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The husky was determined to have died of starvation, and had been chronically malnourished. The cat died from “asphyxia due to ligature strangulation following the infliction of multiple traumatic injuries to the head, tail and hind limbs,” according to the Calgary Humane Society. Charged with two counts of “wilfully causing unnecessary pain, suffering, or injury to an animal” is 19-year-old Nicolino Ivano Camardi.
Animal cruelty is a crime of violence against animals and a red-flag indicator of the potential for animal abusers to be participating in other criminality, including violence toward humans. It is therefore a public safety concern and must be viewed as such by our criminal justice system.
This petition requests that Crown Counsel proceed with these charges as indictable offences and that, if someone is convicted of animal cruelty in relation to this dog and/or cat’s death, Crown Counsel recommend, and the honourable sentencing judge apply, the maximum sentence available, including a lifetime ban on owning animals in accordance with the relevant legislation.
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Animal abuse happens everywhere. It has to be stopped. Like this article points out, animal abuse can be indicative of other, more horrific abuse to people.
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BREAKING NEWS – ANIMAL CRUELTY CRIMES NOW TO BE TRACKED BY THE FBI
A huge story is breaking in the US where, for the first time, cruelty to animals will get its own category in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Report (where data is collected about all crimes reported in the US). What this means is that no longer will law enforcement agencies be required to report these crimes under the category of “other offences”, allowing animal cruelty crim…
A huge story is breaking in the US where, for the first time, cruelty to animals will get its own category in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Report (where data is collected about all crimes reported in the US). What this means is that no longer will law enforcement agencies be required to report these crimes under the category of “other offences”, allowing animal cruelty crime data to be captured as never before. Further, as reported in the blog post below, now that animal cruelty and neglect will be included in the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report, “there is a real incentive for law enforcement agencies to pay closer attention to such incidents.” I applaud all the people involved in this decision, and hope that something similar will be coming to Canada in the very near future! For Captain and all other abused animals (and humans affected by animal abuse). <3 <3LINKS TO ARTICLES:
ABOUT THE FBI’S UNIFORM CRIME REPORTING PROGRAM:
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