Three Pit Bull puppies only a few months old were surrendered to a
North Carolina animal shelter injured and in pain with the man who
dropped them off stating "the big dogs down the road got to them".
Through other information collected by members of the rescue community, a
witness too afraid to come forward and a vet assessment the unthinkable
would be discovered about what really happened to these puppies. These
innocent beautiful puppies were bred by a man intending to fight them
and/or sell them to dog fighters but the reason for their surrender was
that he caught his 13 year old son committing sexual acts on them. The
shelter was going to euthanize the dogs, however, a rescue group stepped
in to try to save them. They were named Charity, Hope and Faith.
Petition aims to bring justice to Charity who did not survive her injury
by this perverted boy and although Hope and Faith have a long road
ahead with many surgeries to correct the damage Charity's death cannot
be in vain without any justice. The boy not only sexually molested them
but foreign objects were found inside when trying to repair the damage.
This is why we are asking everyone to sign this Petition asking all
states without adequate protection for animals from acts like this to
create Charity's Law making acts of bestiality illegal and a felony.
Technically the act of bestiality could be construed to fall under some
animal cruelty statutes as is but there should be uniform and stringent
laws that address bestiality directly so ambiguity about this act does
not exist and the proper vehicle is provided within the law for
prosecution of an individual engaging in this cruel and perverted
While the teenage boy in Charity's case may have eluded the
law ensuring there are laws ready and able to prosecute any individuals
in the future engaging in this activity will help further protect the
innocent animals of our society.
Only thirty-one states in the U.S have laws protecting animals from the act of bestiality.
States with laws providing a misdemeanor punishment for the crime are:
Arkansas, California, Iowa, Maryland, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri,
Nebraska, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Utah and
States with laws providing a felony punishment for the crime are:
Alaska, Arizona, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana,
Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South
Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia and Washington.
States without any laws regarding bestiality (note some of these
states may have statutes about bestiality that only address crimes
against a minor):
Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Vermont,
Colorado, Louisiana, Montana, New Jersey, Wyoming, Connecticut, Hawaii,
New Mexico, Ohio, Texas, Kansas, Nevada, West Virginia,
Only 17 states make this crime a felony. There are no federal laws
specifically prohibiting bestiality although the subject is covered in
relation to books and pornographic materials as well as in the arena of
exploitation of minor children but there is no universal law or
consistency amongst the U.S. states making bestiality the crime it