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  • enidbrea
    THIS IS AN URGENT ACTION ALERT FROM PETA CONCERNING COMPANION ANIMALS. ONCE AGAIN, THIS IS A TERRIBLE STORY, AND DIFFICULT TO READ. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO READ
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 10, 2005
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      THIS IS AN URGENT ACTION ALERT FROM PETA CONCERNING COMPANION ANIMALS.

      ONCE AGAIN, THIS IS A TERRIBLE STORY, AND DIFFICULT TO READ. IF YOU
      DO NOT WISH TO READ ABOUT INHUMANE CRIMES, THEN YOU MAY NOT WISH TO
      READ THIS! IF YOU DO WANT TO TAKE ACTION, PLEASE SCROLL DOWN.

      PLEASE RESPOND BY JANUARY 13TH.

      Will New Jersey Puppy Burner Walk Six Months Early? Have Your Say!

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      Please respond by January 13, and forward as appropriate.

      Thanks in part to your letters last fall, the perpetrator of one of
      the most disturbing acts of cruelty to animals in 2004 was sent to
      jail for 18 months—the maximum allowed by law for his crime. Justice
      may be fleeting, however, as the New Jersey Parole Board has
      reportedly announced that Ronald Fredericks could be released from
      prison as early as April.

      Last spring, officials reportedly found two severely burned puppies
      in Fredericks' Seaside Heights home. According to news sources, the
      36-year-old defendant had dumped motor oil on the animals' heads and
      set them ablaze nearly two weeks earlier. As if this weren't horrific
      enough, the dogs—one of whom was "burned beyond recognition"—were
      then apparently left to languish with their injuries for 13 days in
      Fredericks' basement. Their lengthy stays in a veterinary clinic
      ensured their survival.

      Fredericks was sentenced on November 5, 2004, and given credit for
      time served between his arrest and conviction. His jail term—barring
      the Parole Board's decision otherwise—would end on October 24 of this
      year.

      The Parole Board will be accepting written comments until January 13
      on Fredericks' possibly early release. Please politely remind Board
      Chair John D'Amico—via fax—that the incarceration of animal abusers
      helps preserve the safety of all community members—human and nonhuman
      alike. Explain that the safety of the community and its animals may
      be at stake (for more information about the link between cruelty to
      animals and violence toward humans, click here), and ask that the
      board uphold the court's decision and heed the community's wishes by
      denying Fredericks early release.

      Our campaign will suffer if correspondence is impolite:

      The Honorable John D'Amico Jr., Chair
      New Jersey Parole Board
      609-943-4769 (general office fax)
      609-984-2188 (executive office fax)
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