killed Puppy Case: Preston Odle & Levi Evans – Teens sentenced to community service

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“I CAN’T FXXXXXG BELIEVE THIS…THESE 2 MURDERING BXXXXXD GET COMMUNITY SERVICE 100 HOURS PER YEAR FOR BRUTALLY STABBING & KILLING A ST.BERNARD PUPPY…was the Judge a friend of the family or what??? This can’t be right…Let me remind you of what they did….

“I believe it started out by them kicking the dog and breaking its ribs, then one of them stood on its head and pressed it into the ground,” said Chief Randal Walker of the Dresden Police Dept.

Officers said they believe Preston Odle, 18, and Levi Evans, 19, tortured a puppy for fun, making this case even more shocking for residents.

”The puppy’s mouth was wired shut, then they put wire around the dogs neck and pulled over a tree limb and pulled it up in the air trying to choke it that way,” said Walker.”

Officers said the brutality did not stop there, according to a statement that was made by one of the boys. Police said Odle then decided to stab the puppy in the back with a knife, which makes this the worst case of animal cruelty in Dresden to date. Residents said they are outraged.
” They don’t understand. It’s pretty sickening, ya know to mistreat an animal like that,” admitted Walker.”

“You tell me, is that sentence enough for what they did? 4 hours they tortured that little puppy…their not kids…something stinks here…someone been getting back-handed payments or what??? I truly am so fxxxxxg angry…I cried myself to sleep the night I posted this, I couldn’t get the images out of my head, how that poor baby must have suffered! “

DRESDEN, TN-  Outside the Weakley County Courthouse 25 people gathered early Thursday morning. 

Levi Evans

They wore buttons with the picture of a 4-month-old St. Bernard puppy and t-shirts emblazoned with his image.

They carried signs reading, ‘There is no excuse for animal abuse.’  The group ‘Justice For Puppy Doe’ was hoping the ‘justice’ they had spent 6 months fighting for was just minutes away.

It was the day Preston Odle, 18, and Levi Evans, 19, would be sentenced.  In September, the pair plead guilty to animal abuse charges.  They admitted they had beaten and stabbed the stray dog to death.

Inside the courtroom, their lawyers did not make excuses.

Lane Unger, representing Preston Odle told the judge, “It was incredibly stupid what they did.”

PrestonOdle

Both teens wrote letters that their lawyers read.

On behalf of his client, Levi Evans, Robert Kinton read in part, “My behavior was extremely inappropriate, immature, and lacked any respect. I know I am at fault.”

Circuit Judge William Acree addressed the pair saying, “Both of you are young, you have the opportunity to make something out of your life.”

Instead of a possible 2-year jail sentence, Acree instead sentenced them to 2 years of community service.  Each teen will be responsible for 100 hours a year.

Lisa Oatsvall, active with ‘Justice For Puppy Doe’ said later, “It broke my heart.  It’s not enough.  They should have been in jail.”

Oatsvall and others later released dozens of purple balloons.  She said she was thinking not just of Puppy Doe, but of his abusers.

“Hopefully they’ve learned a lesson from all this so far.  Maybe we’ve taught them something too, we can only hope so.”

Oatsvall says while she is disappointed, she is not giving up.  She tells Local 6 she plans to use the ‘Justice for Puppy Doe’ Group as a jumping off point to help other abused animals.

New Link:-http://www.wpsdlocal6.com/news/local/Puppy-Doe-Case-Teens-sentenced-to-community-service-177966761.html

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Plaistow Woman Gets 4-8 years In Prison For Torturing Boyfriend’s German Shepherds

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“OMG…what a sick , jealous, twisted, heartless BXXXH…I’m sick of hearing ‘Mental Illness’ as an excuse. If she was mentally ill; she wouldn’t have had the for thought to tell a witness to deny texts etc. I dread to think what other abuse she inflicted on those poor dogs, to make them urinate when they saw her! Because it takes a hell of a lot to scare German Shepherds, there a strong tough breed, which is why the police  & security centres use them. Remember that face, if you see her with an animal, tell police…better yet…just take it from her… before she feeds it the kitchen sink!”

“I would dearly like to thank & shake the hand of each & every one of those jury members & the Judge! However…any guesses on how long she will actually stay in prison? I’d stake my life on it, it wouldn’t be the full 8 years..as long as it’s no less than the 4 she so rightly deserves!!”

BRENTWOOD – A Plaistow woman was sentenced 4 to 8 years in state prison for force feeding metal objects to her ex-boyfriend’s two German Shepherds during a jealous rage, causing one of the animals to die.

Jamie Labbe, 35, was sentenced 4 to 8 years in state prison on Friday in Rockingham County Superior Court on animal cruelty and other charges. Prosecutors say she force fed two of her ex-boyfriend’s German Shepherds during a jealous rage. (JAMES A. KIMBLE)

Jamie Labbe, 35, was convicted by a Rockingham County jury on Aug. 22 of attempted cruelty to animals, criminal mischief and cruelty to animals.

She tortured the dogs over several days between March and April 2011, feeding them metal bolts, a lighter and a shower head.

One witness told prosecutors that Labbe confided that, “she hated the dogs,” and became jealous over the attention her boyfriend, Kurt Kohn, gave to the two German Shepherds named Pebbles and Magic.

Her abuse so terrified the two pets they would urinate on the floor when she walked into the room, Labbe confided to her friend.

Deputy County Attorney Tom Reid relayed that anecdote along with text messages Labbe sent to her friend, Angela Gaff, during the trial. Labbe encouraged Gaff to ignore a subpoena to testify about their conversations about the abuse, according to Reid.

It shows the premeditated nature of this plan that was an ongoing thing,” Reid said of the abuse, “And what looks like a concerted effort to keep an important witness off the stand.”

The case garnered its own public campaign online, including one petition that collected 1,800 signatures calling for Labbe to be barred from ever owning any animals again.

Judge Marguerite Wageling said Labbe’s crime was unlike any other animal cruelty case she has seen in her 27 years of practicing law.

She agreed with the sentence recommended by prosecutors, and forbid Labbe from ever owning or having control of an animal again. 

“What she did to them was tremendously scary and painful,” said Wageling, who noted at the end of the hearing that she was not a pet owner herself.

Defense lawyer Tom Gleason said that his client has suffered from a history of mental illness and had sought help at the local mental health facility two months prior to abusing the dogs.

For more on this story, see Saturday editions of the New Hampshire Union-Leader.

News Link:http://www.unionleader.com/article/20121012/NEWS03/121019859

Burger King Cruelty – Video Exposes Horrific Animal Abuse at a Burger King Dairy Supplier

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In August 2012, an undercover investigator with Mercy For Animals documented heartbreaking animal abuse at Bettencourt Dairies, a major Burger King dairy supplier, including:

  • Workers and management viciously beating, kicking, punching, and shocking cows and violently twisting their tails in order to deliberately inflict pain
  • Workers and management dragging a downed cow by her neck using a chain attached to a tractor
  • Extremely unsafe and unsanitary conditions, including feces-covered floors that cause cows to regularly slip, fall, and injure themselves
  • Sick or injured cows suffering from open wounds, broken bones, and infected udders left to suffer without proper veterinary care

Expert Opinions

After reviewing the undercover footage, Dr. Temple Grandin, the world’s leading expert in farmed-animal welfare, stated: “The atrocious treatment of cows at this dairy is an indicator of a total lack of management supervision.”

In a joint statement, Dr. Bernard Rollin, a distinguished professor of animal sciences at Colorado State University, and William Wailes, a dairy specialist and head of the Department of Animal Sciences at Colorado State University, declared: “Of the dozens of such videos that we have watched, this one was the most horrific and the most upsetting. … Never have we seen such outright sadistic pleasure taken by workers in animal suffering.”

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Far from leading the carefree lives portrayed in the dairy industry’s “happy cow” commercials, cows exploited and killed for Burger King’s cheese endure lives of near constant misery and deprivation.

Treated as mere milk-producing machines, these intelligent and social animals suffer almost unimaginable abuse from the time they are born and ripped from their mothers’ sides until they are so physically worn out from repeated pregnancies and constant milk production that they are sold for slaughter.

Although horrific cruelty and violence are standard practice for Burger King’s cheese suppliers, caring consumers can help end the needless suffering of cows and other farmed animals by choosing any number of healthy and humane plant-based alternatives to milk, cheese, and ice cream. Visit ChooseVeg.com to learn more.

Are your Burger King purchases funding horrific animal abuse?

Published on 9 Oct 2012 by 

A Mercy For Animals investigation reveals sadistic animal torture at Bettencourt Dairies – a major Burger King cheese supplier in Idaho.

The investigation has already led to three workers, including a manager of the dairy, being charged with criminal cruelty to animals. 

Experts

Independent, nationally and world-renowned academic and professional experts in farmed animal welfare and veterinary medicine reviewed the video footage from MFA’s undercover investigation. Below are some of their statements:

Temple Grandin, PhD, PAS

Dr. Grandin is considered the world’s leading expert on farmed-animal welfare. She is an associate professor of livestock behaviour at Colorado State University and an animal welfare advisor to the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the meat industry. In response to this investigation, Dr. Grandin states:

I watched the dairy video and the abuse of the downed cow with electric prods and dragging with the tractor was horrific animal abuse. If this abusive treatment had occurred at a slaughter plant, the plant would have been shut down by the USDA. The employees were constantly beating and kicking animals as hard as they could. The atrocious treatment of cows at this dairy is an indicator of a total lack of management supervision.

Bernard E. Rollin, PhD

Dr. Rollin is a distinguished professor of animal sciences at Colorado State University and is well known internationally for his over 30 years of work in animal welfare. He was a major architect of federal laws protecting laboratory animals, and has written two books on farmed-animal welfare. He serves on the Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production and is an expert witness on animal welfare issues in the United States and abroad.

William Wailes, BS

Mr. Wailes is an extension dairy specialist for the Department of Animal Sciences at Colorado State University. He is also an internationally renowned dairy expert, who has owned and been involved with dairy farms all of his life.

A joint statement by Dr. Rollin and Mr. Wailes states:

Never have we seen such outright sadistic pleasure taken by workers in animal suffering, including gratuitous shocking of the cows (quintessentially sweet and gentle creatures); dragging them with chains; and in what is arguably the worst sequence, one worker savagely beating the cows with a cane, while laughing and screaming maniacally.

The overall impression is of a Hieronymous Bosch vision of hell for cows. The physical conditions, flooded walkways and slick footing, completely replicate the uncaring attitude of owners and managers, as do the docked tails of the cows, a procedure now recognized as useless, painful, and stressful.

The only way to stop such outrageous behaviour is to serve notice that society will not tolerate it. This means…that not only sadistic workers must be prosecuted and serve jail time, but so too the owners and managers, since they clearly demonstrated that the normal human motivations of animal productivity and economic returns do not move them.

Debra Teachout, DVM, MVSc

Dr. Teachout is a practising veterinarian who graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. She also holds an advanced degree in veterinary clinical pathology from Western College of Veterinary Medicine and has completed additional coursework in farmed-animal welfare. Dr. Teachout states:

In this video the animal handling is so brutal and callous in its obvious intent to cause pain, fear and injury, that it is frankly astonishing and disturbing. The conduct of the workers toward the cows is deplorable.

The observed culture of cruelty at this farm has obviously been allowed to flourish for so long, brutality has become the norm. These cows are serving as targets of vicious intent to harm in a management system that is either absent or complicit in a facility culture that exudes violence and abuse. The cows on this farm are suffering from pain, injury and fear. Their welfare has not only been ignored, it has been threatened by abusive personnel and filthy unsafe living conditions. I have rarely seen such brutal treatment of farm animals, and this farm must be shut down immediately. Those responsible for the cruel treatment of these cows must be held accountable and prosecuted to the full extent of the law. They should also never be allowed to be responsible for or work around animals again.

Armaiti May, DVM, CVA

Dr. May is a practising veterinarian with experience treating farmed animals, who received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from U.C. Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. Dr. May states:

The level of disregard for animals shown and the dangerous conditions at this facility are outrageously appalling. My overall impression is that the facility where this footage was taken is that it lacks regard for basic welfare of animals in its care and does not have proper supervision of its workers. In addition, there are poor sanitation practices and unsafe working conditions which endanger both human and animal health and safety. I recommend that charges of animal cruelty be brought against the workers involved and that the farm be shut down for cruel treatment of animals and lack of proper oversight of its workers.

Jonathan Balcombe, PhD

Dr. Balcombe is an ethologist with bachelors and masters degrees in biology, and a doctorate in animal behaviour from the University of Tennessee. He is the author of four books on animal behaviour, as well as more than 40 book chapters and peer-reviewed journal papers. Dr. Balcombe states:

This footage shows grossly negligent and savagely cruel treatment of dairy cows by workers. The conditions are treacherously slippery, leading to injuries, downed cows, and workers who beat and torment the animals to try to get them to move. This is a concentration camp for miserable cows. It is totally unacceptable. The operation should be shut down immediately and the workers charged with animal cruelty.

Lee Schrader, DVM

Dr. Schrader is a practising veterinarian, who obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Schrader has over 35 years of experience working with animals, particularly animals with serious, difficult-to-diagnose disorders. Dr. Schrader states:

The brutality and viciousness of the workers in this facility toward the cows is stunning. The animals are electrically shocked, beaten with canes, kicked and jumped on, and subjected to aggressive extension of their tails, resulting in signs of severe pain and fear in the cows. … The treatment of these cows is sadistic and unconscionable.

The treatment of these cows is brutally inhumane. The workers are cruel and obviously do not know how to handle cattle correctly. The filthy, wet barn results in severe stress and injuries to the cows. This facility should be closed immediately.

“And people wonder why I am vegetarian. I just can’t call myself vegan because I do eat free range eggs from my friends. But I don’t drink or eat anything else from an animal. I drink soya milk & cheese… I would be 2 faced if I ate meat, then posted horrific abuse like this, on here!

News Link:-http://www.burgerkingcruelty.com/ At http://www.mercyforanimals.org/menu.aspx

Please sign the petition, for the sake of the animals, they don’t deserve to live in these concentration camps & suffer horrific abuse!:http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/burger-king-stop-torturing-cows-for-cheese

Four Year Sentence in St. Louis “House Of Horrors” Torture Case

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Darick Stallworth of St. Louis, who pleaded guilty to three counts of felony animal abuse and torture and two counts of animal abuse and abandonment, was sentenced to four years in prisonon Thursday morning.

Darick D. Stallworth, 31, was charged May 22, 2012, with animal abuse and neglect in connection with the torturing and mutilating of five dogs inside a vacant building in St. Louis.

This marks the first successful felony prosecution in St. Louis since the city has stepped up efforts to fight animal abuse.

Back in May, Randy Grim, the owner of Stray Rescue of St. Louis was contacted by police about a dead dog that was hanging from a second-story window of an abandoned apartment building. When Randy and other members of Stray Rescue checked out the apartment building with police they found five dead dogs, all of which had clearly been tortured.

The five deceased pit bull dogs had been hanged, strangled and burned. Stray Rescue, which responds to many animal abuse cases described the scene as “one of the most horrendous cases of animal abuse we have ever encountered.”

Stray Rescue Founder Randy Grim

 

Defense attorneys for Stallworth petitioned the judge for leniency and asked for only probation because 31-year-old Stallworth has an IQ of only 54 and has never been in trouble before. Stallworth’s parents believe sending him to prison serves no purpose and that he needs counselling and rehabilitation.

Many supporters of Stray Rescue showed up to the courthouse for the sentencing. Grim said the sentencing was “a start” and added, “This case will haunt me for the rest of my life. It’s ingrained in my brain forever and it’s like a nightmare that’s always in the back of your mind.”

The severity of this case, along with other animal abuse cases in St. Louis, has led to the creation of the St. Louis Animal Cruelty Task Force. Their goal is to raise awareness, increase convictions and deter future animal abuse. Grim whose rescue organization was a key member to the creation of the task force stated, “This is a new day in St. Louis, and I want to see this become one of the most humane cities in the country, not just with the animals but with each other.”

Video & News Link:-http://www.lifewithdogs.tv/2012/10/four-year-sentence-in-st-louis-house-of-horrors-torture-case/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+LifeWithDogs+%28Life+With+Dogs%29

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Reward offered in Manitowoc cat abuse case

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MANITOWOC — Police are seeking the public’s help in investigating an animal abuse case in which a dead cat, bound with duct tape, was found floating in the Manitowoc River on Sunday, according to a press release from Manitowoc Police Chief Tony Dick.

Fishermen found the cat in the river just west of the 10th Street bridge.

It was described as a larger, older, orangecoloured cat.

Police are asking anyone with information to call 920-686-6580.

Manitowoc County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $200 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person of people responsible.

To be eligible for the reward and remain anonymous, call 920-683-4466.

News Link:http://www.postcrescent.com/article/20121002/APC0101/310020301/Reward-offered-cat-abuse-case?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE%7Cs

 

Discovery of tortured family dog in New Jersey prompts warning to owners

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“September 19th 2012 – I don’t believe in counter violence to settle old scores etc. But boy oh boy, what I wouldn’t give to spend 5 minutes alone with those that did this along; with half my followers! I just can’t imagine those that did it, blending in with a normal family life…they are EVIL; therefore should stick out like a bloody sore thumb! What is the world coming to when your own dog isn’t safe within your yard? These MF‘s must drive around looking for possible dogs, the gentle ones that will come a running with tail wagging…breaks my bloody heart to think of it! R.I.P Ridge, finally no more pain, just lots of lovely juicy bones &  fields to run around; with all the other special ones that crossed Rainbow’s Bridge x”

“Please if you have any information which might help this case, no matter how small or insignificant. please contact the police; no other dog should have to die this way!” 

A dog located within the confines of his own family‘s fenced yard should be safe. Unfortunately, that is not always the case.

Days ago in New Brunswick, N.J., the body of a tortured dog was found in a trash bag in an up-scale neighbourhood.

The dog’s name was Ridge and he had a family.

A microchip embedded in the young dog’s body allowed the authorities to determine who that family was, and piece together what had happened prior to Ridge’s untimely death.

Until the day that he was stolen, Ridge was a beloved friend and playmate to his family’s two young children, ages 4 and 5.

But unscrupulous people stole Ridge from his gated, fenced yard and abused him until the day that he was dead and thrown away.

According to the NJ SPCA, Ridge was:

stolen as he played in a locked and gated back yard, used as bait, starved, neglected, abused, burned and tossed out of a moving car window

Along with the heart-wrenching description of the torture that Ridge was subjected to, is a dire warning to pet owners, “Protect Your Pets! Pet Theft is again on the rise.”

Dog fighters, searching for so-calledbait dogs,” do not follow rules. They do not respect boundaries, and last, but certainly not least, they do not care.

Protect your pets, help spare them from being tortured and killed like Ridge.

According to the NJSPCA, an investigation is underway into this innocent dog’s horrific death.

News Link:-http://www.examiner.com/article/discovery-of-tortured-family-dog-new-jersey-prompts-warning-to-owners

Accused dog beater held on $3,500 bond after surveillance video shows attack on pit-bull mix COMMENTS PLEASE

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Brian Freeman appears in Manhattan Criminal Court on Sept. 11, 2012. He’s charged with kicking a pit bull in the elevator of the Wagner Houses on August 26. Police surveillance video showed the attack, but Freeman’s lawyer claims that the attacker’s identity is not clear.

A Bronx man accused of viciously kicking a pit-bull in a Harlem elevator was held Tuesday in lieu of $3,500 bond.

Brian Freeman, 28, was caught on surveillance tape at the Wagner Houses on E. 120th St. on Aug. 26, leading the cowering pooch into the lift, then repeatedly kicking and punching the poor pup, prosecutors said.

Freeman’s father-in-law took the dog — a tan-and-white pitt-bull mix named Hazel — to an area animal shelter for treatment after the elevator beat-down, prosecutors said.

A rep for New York City Animal Care and Control said Hazel was doing “okay” Tuesday, but offered no additional details about her health.

Freeman, who was arrested yesterday on unrelated marijuana possession charges, was charged with one count of torturing an animal.

The video shows the “dog cower on the elevator floor and move around as if said dog was experiencing substantial pain,” according to the complaint.

Freeman’s lawyer said it’s impossible to determine who the attacker is based solely on the video. — Janon Fisher

News Link:- http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/accused-dog-beater-held-3-500-bond-surveillance-video-shows-attack-pit-bull-mix-article-1.1156776#ixzz26ac6AjXR

PLEASE USE VIEWER DISCRETION

 DO YOU THINK THIS MAN IS THE ACCUSED??

IF SO, WHAT SHOULD HIS PUNISHMENT BE???

Published on 9 Sep 2012 by 

PIX News – CAUGHT ON VIDEO – Man Kicking Small Dog In Elevator (9-08-12)

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