Please ask for harshest penalty for cattle abuser and killer
OC: Either way, these cattle are being exploited and tortured in the most horrendous ways. The live ones have been taken and “cared for”, but to what end? So they can be sent to slaughter? “Agriculture” animals are specifically exempted from the (basically meaningless) Animal Welfare Act, so why is this bastard pointed out rather than ALL who abuse and exploit animals? It will be interesting to see how the judge votes, but either way, this guy deserves a hefty penalty including jail time. Animals are the victims of twisted, evil people in any capacity they are exploited.
BACKGROUND | SOURCE NBC NEWS
A cattle owner has been arrested after deputies say they found 80-90 head of malnourished cattle on his property near Alico Road and Three Oaks Parkway.
Brian Freeman, 44, of Fort Myers was charged with causing death, pain and suffering to animals as well as confinement of animals without sufficient food or water.
Investigators say an unknown number of calves are dead, and they don’t know if any adult animals died as of now.
Investigations revealed one of the watering holes had very little water in it and the other watering hole had thick mud.
Deputies even found one bull that was on the brink of death. They were able to give (him) fluid and hopefully saved (his) life.
With the heat, a lack of water, the dead calves and the thin and malnourished look of the cattle, deputies say they had enough evidence to make an arrest.
The sheriff’s office took the cattle to their impound facility on Ortiz Avenue for care.
Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott told us about the rescue mission.
“The owner of any animal needs to taker care of the animal themselves or make sure they hired out the appropriate people to take care of the animal,” said Sheriff Scott.
Our cameras were there as crews rushed in to help the animals. They dug a hole for water, and eventually decided to take them off property.
“We are putting the inmates to work now caring for these cows, feeding and assisting and getting them hopefully back up to full strength,” said Scott.
A dozen cattle are dead. They were euthanized or died on the property.
“To torture animals in a pasture is unacceptable,” said Scott.
Thirty cattle are recovering with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. A private rancher is caring for the other 50.
Freeman bonded out of the Lee County Jail just after midnight.
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Re: Case No. 14-CF-016381
Dear Judge Steinbeck,
I have learned of an extremely disturbing and malicious case of animal cruelty in which “Brian Freeman, 44, of Fort Myers was charged with causing death, pain and suffering to animals as well as confinement of animals without sufficient food or water.” – NBC News
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 these animals’ violent treatment and death, we would be serving an injustice to both animals and society.
Please respect the victims by penalizing the guilty and demonstrate your commitment to justice, responsibility, and integrity, attributes unquestionably necessary in a 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.
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since the concept of right and wrong just
does not apply here…
the laws must make it very clear,
that if you abuse an animal
of any species…
to jail you go,
because you are
lower than feces!!!!
Karen Lyons Kalmenson