PETITION TARGET: Assistant United States Attorney Tiffany Preston
UPDATE (1/12/2022): Krystal Cherika Scott accepted a plea deal and pleaded guilty to two counts of animal crushing in November 2021, according to WTHR. She had faced up to seven years imprisonment, fines of up to $250,000, and three years of supervised release on each count, but was instead sentenced to 30 months (2 years and 6 months) imprisonment and five years of supervised release, including a ban on owning animals for that probation period.
Scott was accused of killing five dogs, five cats, and 11 unborn kittens, and the sentencing memo read, “Ms. Scott’s crimes were intentional, deliberate acts of sadistic cruelty that spanned at least several months, and included the intentional killing and torture of multiple animals, as well as the uploading of numerous videos on social media.”
This sentence does not fit these “intentional, deliberate acts of sadistic cruelty.” This is not justice. Scott’s sentence absolutely should have included a lifelong ban on having animals to ensure no other animals will lose their lives — painfully and tragically — for gruesome social media stunts. We will continue to do all we can to push for true accountability for animal abusers. — Lady Freethinker Staff
Hanged, skinned alive, and decapitated, defenseless animals — including dogs and cats — suffered gruesome torture at the hands of one woman, who recorded the abuse and posted the horrific videos to social media, according to the Department of Justice.
In one Instagram message, the 19-year-old suspect Krystal Cherika Scott talked about slaughtering a pregnant Siamese cat and posted images of the caged cat, along with two kittens, according to CBS2. Another post showed a decapitated dog lying dead in a cage.
Scott is believed to have obtained the animals she allegedly tormented and killed from people looking to give away their unwanted pets for adoption.
Following a thorough investigation — which revealed numerous animal skulls and 15 captive live dogs and cats — the suspect has been charged with two counts of Making and Distributing Animal Crush Videos under the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act.
The person responsible for these reprehensible acts of cruelty must never be allowed to harm another animal again. Sign this petition urging Assitant United States Attorney Tiffany Preston to prosecute this case to the fullest extent of the law, including a life-long ban on having animals and an intensive psychological evaluation.