WFLA reports that all three men involved in the Shark Case have pleaded not guilty (surprise, surprise). They will be going to court again on March 6, per Facebook post made by Adjudicate Guilty Michael Wenzel, Bo Benac, Heintz 4 Felony Animal Abuse. Full Story »
Michael Lee Britton, a 56-year-old Florida Man from Ocala, threw an Australian shepherd into oncoming traffic in 2016, according to The Miami Herald. He’s been in jail for more than a year, and will now serve two years probation.
The Ocala Star Banner reports that two vehicles hit the dog, “Yoshi,” causing internal injuries but no broken bones. Yoshi was able to run off after the incident.
Britton was living on the streets at the time. He told police that he saw an arrow in the dog’s side and he wanted to mercy kill the animal so it wouldn’t suffer anymore. An arrow wound was never found. Full Story »
(WTFF) – A 53-year-old Polk City woman was arrested near Lakeland on charges of DUI and animal neglect.
It was right around 1:30 pm on a Thursday afternoon in Polk County.
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Almost 30 animals had to be removed from a Florida home that authorities say was covered in feces and urine.
The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office was called Tuesday by the Department of Children and Families to check on the home in Spring Hill, just north of Tampa. Full Story »
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)
DESOTO COUNTY LETTER
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!
An Escambia County jury on Thursday found Bradley Jean Hubbard not guilty of sexually abusing the family dog. Full Story »
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 »