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An URGENT alert from GREY2K USA: Kennel Abandoned, Dogs Left to Die at Ebro Greyhound Park

November 4, 2010

From GREY2K USA

Dear Friends,Ebro dog

Today we bring the terrible news that nearly forty greyhounds have been found abandoned and many starved to death at Ebro Greyhound Park in Florida. Their “trainer,” Ronald John Williams was charged with 37 counts of felony animal cruelty over the weekend. Since then, more dead dogs may have been found at his home.

Please read the stories posted below and join us in demanding justice for the Ebro dogs. Ask Washington County prosecutor Erin Oliver to pursue the strongest penalties available under the law. Click here to read a sample letter (below) and then please send your own thoughts (samples below to use).

Ebro dogIt is shocking that innocent greyhounds are made to suffer like this. Join us in demanding punishment for this latest example of greyhound abuse, and please donate to our campaigns to end dog racing in Florida and nationwide. It’s time to stop this cruelty once and for all.

 

 

 

 

BACKGROUND ARTICLES

 

 

GREY2K USA

 

WHERE TO SEND YOUR LETTERS

Ms. Erin Oliver
Washington County State Attorney’s Office
P.O. Box 590
Chipley, FL 32428
(850) 638-6039 (fax)
(no e-mail address available)

SAMPLE LETTERS : THREE OPTIONS

  • ONE

Dear {District Attorney, Honorable, Officer}

I have learned of an extremely disturbing and malicious case of animal cruelty in which {person} deliberately caused the suffering and death of {a dog named). This alleged incident occurred on {Friday, April 23}, in the city of {Fox Island}.

Please allow me to elaborate. Our global communities share laws, moral and written, and when one person demonstrates such a gross lack of respect for both, our societies must react with concern for the innocent and potential victims, who include both non-human and human animals. It is our obligation to protect them from both manufactured and intrinsic cruelty, and although the distinction is often difficult to identify, the effect is not, and our priority is the innocent, in this case {the dog}. Nobody possesses such heightened intuitive ability to determine the thoughts of another, but past behaviours are potentially indicative of future actions, and his callous disregard, so easily adopted as demonstrated by his unprovoked and (potentially) lethal behaviour, needs to be regarded rather than dismissed.

Please respect the victims by penalizing the guilty and demonstrate your commitment to justice, responsibility, and integrity, attributes unquestionably necessary in an {academic/law enforcement} setting: rejecting cruelty by maintaining an unyielding position towards it would be a model for all community members and would serve to characterize this type of behaviour as both impermissible and punishable.

Thank you for your attention to this urgent issue.

NAME
ADDRESS

  • TWO

Dear {District Attorney, Honorable, Officer},

It has come to my attention that a gross case of animal cruelty has occurred in {city}; {Person} allegedly and with malice caused the intentional death of {a cat} by {method}. After a review of this case and developing a better idea of the situation, I find it necessary to voice my concern along with an ever-growing national collective who share my disbelief and outrage regarding the utter depravity displayed in this case. I therefore respectfully request an investigation be immediately initiated to gather evidence surrounding the deliberate killing of {cat} and that the most severe penalty be pursued as well.

Although not required, I do feel it important to validate my concerns: when I try to imagine what possible motive animal abusers entertain for subjecting their animal victims to such malicious, heinous acts of brutality, I fail, but I am thankful for a lack of cognitive understanding and rationalization. To engage in such malevolent behaviour absolutely suggests sociopathic and sadistic tendencies and demonstrates an incontrovertible lack of morality regarding other living beings and a gross disrespect for the law. In fact, a person who shows such a remarkable lack of compassion towards animals has, disturbingly enough, the ability to show such indifference towards humans. This link between animal and human abuse has been established, and if we excuse or ignore {cat’s} violent killing, we would be serving an injustice to both animals and society.

It is my prediction that you may scoff at this message, disregarding it as the exaggerated rhetoric and embellished rantings of an animal rights activist. However, I have no motive, no potential financial gain, no physical profit, no commercial advantage; indeed, my only focus is to protect the innocent, sentient animals you apparently regard as mere sacrificial, expendable beings, objectified and disposable. This is a dangerous position and an absolute example of unprincipled endeavors and immoral behaviours. When animals are subjected to such brutality with no human accountability, our society inaccurately concludes that animals are not worthy of empathy, compassion, or rights. We become desensitized to the issue of animal abuse, and our children learn troubling lessons that are contrary to respect of and towards animals, which often evolves into a lack of empathy for humans. We must do everything in our power to allocate necessary resources to investigation, apprehension, and prosecution of animal cruelty cases. I understand that yours can be a challenging position, limited by vague and inadequate laws as well as insufficient funds; however, we are intelligent people with loud voices and tireless determination, and I believe we can make a difference or initiate change to better protect our animal friends. Please proceed with the most severe penalties and examine where existing legal mandates may be rewritten to address the current inadequacy of such.

Thank you for your time and attention to this urgent issue.

NAME
ADDRESS

  • THREE

Dear {District Attorney, Honorable, Officer},

I have learned of extremely disturbing and malicious cases of animal cruelty allegedly committed by {person} and I am writing to express my support of sentencing this defendant to the maximum penalty allowed under the law. {Person} has allegedly committed deliberate and methodical abuse and torture on animals (where, when). It is essential to recognize that {person’s} decision to harm these gentle, innocent non-human animals was premeditated as demonstrated by the chronicle of events. {Person’s} alleged crimes include {what was done}.

When I try to imagine what possible motive animal abusers entertain for subjecting their animal victims to such malicious, heinous acts of brutality, I fail, but I am thankful for a lack of cognitive understanding and rationalization. To voluntarily engage in such malicious behaviour suggests sadistic tendencies, and {person’s} actions, causing unmitigated pain and suffering, demonstrates his incontrovertible lack of morality regarding other living beings and a gross disrespect for the law. In fact, a person who shows such a remarkable lack of compassion towards non-human animals has the ability to show such indifference towards human animals. This link between animal and human abuse has been established, and if we excuse {person’s} criminal behaviour, or agree to a lesser punishment, we only harm ourselves by unjustly nullifying cruelty as acceptable behaviour.

I as well as global contingent of millions of concerned people are hoping that you will take an unyielding position against animal cruelty and hold {person} accountable by sentencing him in accordance with the maximum penalty allowed. If the justice system does not administer the harshest penalty available, it is indeed excusing {person’s} malicious behaviour towards sentient beings, and to excuse this type of sadistic cruelty harms all by disregarding the basic moral tenet of respecting life and appreciating the value of it. Apathy permeates throughout society and damages all, and we therefore need to teach our children that the law does not excuse, allow, or enable cruelty against human or non-human animals. We need to demonstrate in both word and action that the human essence of empathy does not exist to excuse maliciousness, it exists to provide compassion and justice to the brutalized and punishment to those who willingly deviate from this capacity. If we do not do our duty to provide this, we harm animals and invite injustice into our society.

I know your time is limited and I want to thank you for your attention and consideration.

NAME
ADDRESS

 

Sample Letters You May Use, pdf copy

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GREY2K USA letter to DA (for reading only)

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Greyhound Racing Facts

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Animal Law Coalition: Massachusetts Greyhound Case Study / 2001

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the greyhound racing industry
is nothing more than a too cruel
travesty
these gentle creatures exploited
and abused
…at the end, it is man
who will lose
please hear our voice
these dogs did not
make this choice
greyhound racing
is an abomination
that should be banned
in every nation

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

7 Comments leave one →
  1. Leah permalink
    November 4, 2010 7:46 pm

    Ronald John Williams has a very bad reputation in the industry. Greyhounds are classified as “livestock” in the state of Florida. They are treated worse. Greyhound racing is cruel and abusive. Florida is “home” to more tracks than any other state. I will not patronize any business that wages bets on animals for entertainment.

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  2. karen lyons kalmenson permalink
    November 5, 2010 5:09 am

    the greyhound racing industry
    is nothing more than a too cruel
    travesty
    these gentle creatures exploited
    and abused
    …at the end, it is man
    who will lose
    please hear our voice
    these dogs did not
    make this choice
    greyhound racing
    is an abomination
    that should be banned
    in every nation

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  3. Johnnie White permalink
    November 5, 2010 3:50 pm

    What a prefect example of human garbage and waste. Until sub-human cretin such as him are weeded out of the human race we will see problems like this. He willfully and knowing left those poor dogs to suffer and die. He should be charged with a felony for every one of them that die. He should have to spend time for each and everyone of them, he should have to pay a fine for them. He is no better than Vick in what he did It is racketeering no matter how you look at it. It is almost the same as dog fighting. He like Vick chose to kill them when they could no longer make him a living. What kind of person would clam they were trainer, yea trainer of death…. He should not be treated any different than the lowest murder, because he is one.

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