Thursday, August 12, 2010

Keep Dog Fighter Behind Bars

David Tant was convicted on charges of dog fighting in South Carolina and sentenced to 30 years. 6 years into his sentence, he is up for parole. Please go to this site and let it be known that you do not approve of allowing Mr. Tant off so easily.

Here is what I stated in my letter to the South Carolina Department of Corrections:
Please do not parole Mr. Tant this early in his sentence. To do so makes a mockery of the violent crime he committed. Dog fighting is not a victimless offense. The animals utilized in this blood sport are treated in a brutal fashion, being forced to fight to the death. Mr. Tant has no regard for the lives of the animals he brutalized. Those who treat animals in such a horrific fashion often go on to offend against people as well.
Making Mr. Tant serve at least the majority of his sentence will also send a message to other dog fighters that their heinous behavior will not be tolerated.
Please do not let this individual off so easily.