PETITION TARGET: District Attorney Madeline Singas
UPDATE (8/21/2023): The defendant pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated cruelty to animals — a felony — and was sentenced on Nov. 18, 2022 to time served and a 50-year animal ban. The Nassau County District Attorney’s Office detective investigators, Nassau County Police Department, and Nassau County SPCA are monitoring Mr. Visconti for the duration of the ban, according to a deputy communications director with the Nassau County DA’s Office. We thank everyone who signed our petition for this sweet kittens, and we will keep advocating for animals. —Lady Freethinker Staff
Several kittens were found dead and bound with duct tape after being tortured, killed via blunt force, and then heartlessly dumped down a garbage chute in Nassau County, N.Y.
“These cats were badly mutilated, these cats were tortured by some means,” stated Jed Painter from the Nassau DA Animal Crimes Unit. “We had multiple broken bones. In fact, one of the animals, pretty much every single bone in the body was broken.”
Justin Visconti, a 37-year-old man who lives in the building where the kittens were found, was arrested and is being charged with four counts of aggravated animal cruelty, reports ABC News. Workers in the building told police this was the third time in recent weeks that dead cats were discovered in the garbage chute.
Visconti must be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, and he should be banned from ever going near an animal again.
Sign this petition urging District Attorney Madeline Singas to call for the strongest sentence possible and intensive psychological intervention.