English Bulldog Torture - Hold Bernard Lear Responsible
This past June 2010, a man by the name of Bernard Lear was arrested and charged with animal torture when he shot and severely injured an English Bulldog in a wooded area in Des Moines, Iowa. After shooting the dog, Mr. Lear attempted to drown him in a nearby pond to kill him. When his attempts to drown him failed, the suffering dog was left to die. The bulldog later had to be euthanized by the Animal Rescue League due to the severity of his injuries. According to Iowa Courts Online, Mr. Lear is currently in the Polk County Jail awaiting trial. The purpose of this petition is to express our strong desire for Mr. Lear to be held responsible for his acts of cruelty towards the bulldog, and held responsible for his actions to the fullest extent of the law. We do not want to see any deals made by the prosecutor(s) on the case with Mr. Lear that would lessen his punishment.