Letter to State Attorney: Shark Dragging Incident

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A formal decision from the 12th Judicial Circuit State Attorney is expected by mid-August as publicly announced by assigned Assistant State Attorney Andrew Van Sickle to the shark dragging incident. But still NOTHING has been done. Four men allegedy dragged a shark going at super high speeds while the still-live black tip sharks body was beating against the unforgiving waves. This story has gone viral in numerous media outlet all around the globe. A few of these animal abusers doing this sick shit for mere entertainment have had a history of wildlife and animal abuse. Yet they are still not locked up, fined, or prosecuted. It is time to demand justice once again as our peaceful weapon is information. We want answers as a community. We want answers now!!!

Below are four Letters addressed to our State Attorney by county. PLEASE PRINT AND MAIL TO THE CORRESPONDING ADDRESS. (You can also copy and paste this letter and email it using the link below)

EMAIL: (www.sao12.org/about-us/email-the-state-attorney). On the email form, for the Case No., trying using the FWC’s case number FWSW17OFF012872, given to us in an email.

SARASOTA LETTER:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UcvkSl7FrlMAkJRfw1c3klSGqmBRvFNu7Ogl6jWvtwA/edit?usp=sharing

BRADENTON LETTER
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1O7PNpr7JA9b2Ca_lQkNFbmxWefqOh5I4NYm_QPikYwM/edit

VENICE LETTER
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_jwf8nqrfa78ttrn0beOodYpmg42_Boht9UTvB9-3uo/edit

DESOTO COUNTY LETTER
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yxM19ckxma2Xe6OODm7YBu5TGQ_ZM5u01Poh3zs_i78/edit

Thank you to a fellow animal advocate who penned the above letters. I will keep her anonymous as per request. However, please do modify and personalize as you wish. Thank you warriors!

‘Shark Dragging’ Petition Delivered to Ed Brodsky

We have officially delivered our petition to Ed Brodsky and Andrew Van Sickle of the 12th Judicial Circuit. They refused to meet with us in person, but news agencies filmed as I handed the 250,000+ signatures to the receptionist who agreed to deliver our message. The delivery location was the Manatee County Building at 1112 Manatee Ave W. Bradenton, FL 34206.

I cannot express how much gratitude I have for everyone who showed up. It was wonderful meeting you all as we delivered this monumental document. Thank you Stand Up Bark Back SRQ for your incredible skill in dealing with these situations, and for all the work you do. Thank you to all the media who came out today: ABC 7, SNN 6, Bay News 8, News Channel 8, Bradenton Herald, and more.

Thank you everyone who signed this document, shared articles, called the FWC, and kept this incident under public scrutiny. Our collective energy has broken through the intangible restraints of cyberspace and manifested into a force that cannot be denied. Full Story »

Deliver the Shark Petition

Join us Monday, August 21 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Manatee County Building Department to deliver our petition.

We will be gathering in the courtyard facing the building. Come any time you can, even it’s just on your lunch break.

We plan to officially deliver the protest at NOON, 12:00 PM. Thank you so much to everyone who has shown their support… we need you more than ever right now. Please come out and take a stand for justice.

Please bring your signs, and a positive attitude.

GPS Address:

1112 Manatee Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205

Register for the event on our Facebook Event page.

We may have cameras there for video interviews, so let us know if you’d like to speak your mind.

This is a non-violent protest. No weapons. Do not block traffic. Do not brings signs with sticks. Do not harass the office workers. We are simply here to let the FWC and the 12th Judicial Court know that the public is watching this case very closely, and that we expect these men to be charged for their animal abuse crimes.

Please bring bottles of water, and snack food for everyone. Wear large brimmed hats (it will be hot).

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Boycott Siesta Key MTV

Siesta Key Show MTV

Look, Florida’s f*cked up enough from all these outsiders coming here and desecrating our beautiful state. We don’t need any more visitors… and certainly not more privileged, sexist, racist, spoiled brats who torture animals. Share these photos, and keep the pressure on. One of the guys on the show (the producer’s son) is friend’s with Michael Wenzel, the infamous animal torturer, and was allegedly on the boat filming the incident. He issued a public “apology,” which means nothing really. F*ck MTV and f*ck their stupid show. Let’s not turn the beautiful Siesta Key into another garbage Jersey Shore. Full Story »

Sign a petition making animal cruelty a second degree felony in Florida

I want to present a proposed amendment to our State Legislature for consideration of amending the current animal cruelty laws specifically F.S. 828.12 (2)(a)(b) from a third degree felony to a second degree felony and to impose stricter, harsher punishment and penalties in the event of the abuse, torture, and killing of innocent animals.

https://www.change.org/p/debbie-taylor-darino-harsher-punishment-for-animal-cruelty-ponce-s-law

Click here to sign

Animal abuse is a common thing in Florida, let’s make the punishment more severe.