Target: Jeffrey Martin Landry, Louisiana Attorney General
Goal: Prosecute man who reportedly abused police K-9 to the harshest penalty allowed by law.
A man allegedly threw Mardi Gras beads at a K-9 police dog. It is important that he be punished to the fullest extent of the law if he is found guilty of such despicable behavior. Others must be discouraged from committing similar acts.
The incident reportedly happened at the Krewe of Janus Mardi Gras parade. Vernon Cotton allegedly threw wrapped-up beads at the dog. Sadly, the beads apparently hit the dog in the face. The beads likely injured the dog, as they were said to be the size of a basketball. Authorities report that the beads were purposely thrown at the animal, since the officer and the dog were the only ones standing near the parade float when it passed.
Although Cotton was booked on a Simple Cruelty to Animals charge, he was released shortly afterward. Demand Cotton be given the strictest legal sentence if he is found guilty of this reported crime. No animal deserves to be treated in such a deplorable manner.
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Dear Attorney General Landry,
Vernon Cotton was arrested for allegedly throwing three pounds of Mardi Gras beads at a police K-9. He needs to be given the harshest penalty under law if he is found guilty this unnecessary act to better ensure that others will take animal cruelty laws seriously.
The man allegedly threw the beads at the dog while on a parade float at the Krewe of Janus Mardi Gras parade. Unfortunately, the dog was said to be hit hard in the face and likely suffered a great amount of pain, since the beads were thought to weigh as much as a basketball. While it is good news that Cotton was immediately arrested for this alleged crime, he should not have been granted permission to go home without further investigation. For these reasons, we demand that you suggest Cotton be given the toughest sentence if he is found guilty. Unsuspecting, innocent dogs do not deserve to be hurt by callous individuals.
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Photo Credit: American Kennel Club