PETITION TARGET: Assistant U.S. Attorney Julia Bowen Mize
Federal investigators found over 160 dogs riddled with scars and broken bones while investigating 11 Georgia properties suspected of participating in a state-wide dogfighting operation.
Injured, malnourished, and distressed, some of the dogs seized by authorities are in desperate need of serious medical care. One overbred female pitbull was starving and chained up with broken legs, according to ABC4.
For their safety, all the canines were taken to undisclosed, out-of-state locations.
“Illegal dogfighting is a barbaric activity,” said U.S. Attorney Charlie Peeler. “Those who choose to violate the Animal Welfare Act face serious consequences, including federal prison time, where there is no parole.”
It is imperative that justice is served for the dogs subjected to such a torturous criminal operation, showing that dogfighting will not be tolerated. Sign this petition urging Assistant U.S. Attorney Julia Bowen Mize to prosecute the perpetrators to the fullest extent of the law, including a life-long ban on having animals.