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THE owners of a puppy which was tortured and killed have condemned its accused tormenters. Jonathon Connor Blake, 20, and Trent William Cunniffe, 24, are accused of stealing the 10-month fox terrier from its home in the Queensland mining town of

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Simone Duffin (1462)
Thursday October 30, 2008, 1:58 am
Please sign

Joycey B (750)
Thursday October 30, 2008, 6:33 am
May the scumbags who did this rot in hell.
Signed and commented yesterday. Noted with thanks Simone.

Thank you! You signed at 5:49 AM PDT, Oct 29, 2008

Thelma Sumpter (30)
Friday October 31, 2008, 10:51 am
Noted with thanks Simone.

Karen S (148)
Friday October 31, 2008, 11:18 am
noted and signed~ Thanks Simon!

Anne T (286)
Saturday November 1, 2008, 2:25 pm
Noted and signed with great sadness. Thanks Simone.

May these evil ***** rot in hell forever, this little soul has suffered so much at he hands of these monsters, they must never, ever be free!!!

PLEASE all send mails!!!! Demand justice for this little tortured soul....

Mackay Magistrates Court
PO Box 104
Mackay Queensland 4740 (DX 41353)
ph: (07) 4967 0711
fax: (07) 4953 1476



Dear Sirs,

Citizens worldwide are sickened by the drawn-out torture of Peanut, the
7-month fox terrier abducted from Danielle and Karen Neilson's Moranbah home
in Queensland on October 20, 2008.

I understand Trent William Cunniffe, 24, has been sent to Mackay Base
Hospital's psychiatric ward and won't face charges until deemed mentally
stable. If his case is assigned to the Mental Health Court, it could be
deferred for as long as a year.

His accomplice Jonathon Connor Blake, 21, also undergoes psychiatric
evaluation at Capricornia Correctional Centre in Rockhampton. I thank
officials for remanding these men in custody. Yet I hope both are ordered to
enter pleas, without delay, to charges of animal cruelty, illegally stealing
and killing an animal, property damage, and possession of marijuana.

I urge rigorous prosecution. Please seek the maximum penalty allowed under
Queensland's Animal Care and Protection Act, including a $75,000 fine and
two years' incarceration.

As you know, RSPCA officers consider Peanut's prolonged mutilation to be
among the most grisly incidents in Australian history. Even police were
repelled when they viewed videophone images of the ordeal. Apparently, the
puppy wails as the men slash him with garden shears and a pocketknife --
severing his nose, a front leg, rear leg and finally, his head. During the
video's last segment, Peanut's amputated body parts are displayed.

Cunniffe and Blake exhibit serious indicators for recurring violence.
Randall Lockwood -- an ASPCA animal behaviorist who consults with cruelty
investigators, law enforcers and mental health professionals -- describes
violence against non-threatening creatures as a precursor to assaulting
children, the elderly or disabled.

Cunniffe and Blake's elongated assault let them observe Peanut's agony and
suggests they find intimate violence (stabbing and mangling, rather than
remote violence such as shooting) pleasurable. Their documentation of the
dog in unbearable pain signifies a desire to re-live the "thrill."
Mutilation is almost always linked with an unrealistic sense of power.

Men prosecuted for animal cruelty are five times as likely to be arrested
for other violent crimes, according to Utah State University professor Frank
Ascione. Please advocate stringent penalties with full-term confinement.
Both offenders should be barred from contact with animals.

The dismemberment of a living being is merciless. It also serves as a
yardstick to measure probability of a repeat offense. I look forward to any
case updates you can provide.

Thank you,


Nicole Kelly (0)
Tuesday December 9, 2008, 11:19 am

Barbara DelGiudice (123)
Friday June 26, 2009, 8:25 pm
Does anyone know if those terrible men were convicted yet and if so what was the penalty?

Matthew H. (0)
Wednesday September 12, 2012, 7:53 am
I am completely disgusted with this act. These people deserve to pay the full price for their senseless acts of violence. Unfortunately I just found out about this last night is there anywhere I can sign?
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