Support Justice for 13 Italian Greyhounds
Thank you for your signature. The petition is now closed. Signatures have been printed and delivered to MSU and the Ingham County Prosecutor. Both offices have been extremely cooperative and responsive to our requests for information, and I am certain they will take public sentiment under serious consideration.
We the undersigned, as advocates for Italian Greyhounds and humane treatment for all animals, strongly condemn the actions of Andrew Thompson of Okemos, Michigan, who has admitted to killing 13 Italian Greyhounds since September 2010. Italian Greyhounds were bred to be small, loving companion dogs and their senseless deaths leave us distressed and heartsick with thoughts of their suffering.
We ask that Michigan State University refuse to reinstate Mr. Thompson on the grounds that a student capable of this behavior is unsuited to a future career as a doctor, charged with care and compassion for human patients.
We ask the Ingham County prosecutor to pursue all legal avenues to ensure that Mr. Thompson is never permitted another opportunity to harm a companion animal , and that he faces the maximum punishment afforded by law for his crimes.
We ask those with authority for justice to be served in the name of 13 dead Italian Greyhounds who did not have voices of their own. Thank you for your consideration and assistance.