Friday, August 6, 2010

Your help is needed. No parole for Juan Daniels.

Please send message using sample letter, modified, or your own requesting NO PAROLE 
Please also sign a petition HERE
On January 30 2009, Juan Daniels was sentenced to 9 years in prison for the horrific cruelty he inflicted on his family’s dog, now known as Louis Vuitton. He was convicted of felony animal cruelty. It was the longest sentence ever given for animal cruelty in the history of Alabama. Juan Daniels chained, beat, and set his dog on fire because he wasn’t allowed to drive the family car. He is now up for parole. The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles will consider his case on August 24 2010.
NO! This man should not be allowed parole. Eighteen months behind bars is way too short for someone who channeled a lifetime of anger and hate into horrific cruelty against the family pet. Come on, if he is going to have that sort of reaction to being denied use of the family car, what’s going to happen when something else pisses him off. He has a problem with authority – being told “NO” – and he shows it. Violently.
The Parole Board reads all letters sent to them concerning these cases. They become a permanent part of the inmates file.
This is a call for action. Please write the parole board and ask he remain behind bars. Be polite but firm. He is not ready to be paroled.
                                                        File photo of Juan Daniels 

PLEASE NOTE: All letters should reference: “Juan Daniels, AIS#263875″
The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles
PO Box 302405, Montgomery, Alabama 36130
Email, as a group, copy/paste into your TO:, hit one carriage return
No Parole for Juan Daniels, AIS#263875
RE: Juan Daniels, AIS#263875
August 5, 2010
Dear Board Members,
I have learned of extremely disturbing and malicious cases of animal cruelty committed by Mr. Juan Daniels, AIS#263875, and I am writing to express my support of denying this inmate parole and to request he be required to face the maximum penalty to which he was sentenced, nine years in prison. Mr. Daniels committed deliberate and methodical torture on an innocent, sentient dog, named Louis Vuitton, by restraining, beating, and setting him on fire. It is essential to recognize that Mr. Daniels’s decision to harm this gentle, innocent non-human animal was premeditated as demonstrated by the chronicle of abusive events: on January 30, 2009, Mr. Daniels, in response to being denied the family car, subsequently committed these atrocious acts on the family pet, subjecting him to immense pain and suffering.
When I try to imagine what possible motive animal abusers entertain for subjecting their animal victims to such malicious, heinous acts of brutality, I fail, but I am thankful for a lack of cognitive understanding and rationalization. To voluntarily engage in such malicious behaviour suggests sadistic tendencies, and Mr. Daniels’s actions, causing unmitigated pain and suffering, demonstrates his incontrovertible lack of morality regarding other living beings and a gross disrespect for the law. In fact, a person who shows such a remarkable lack of compassion towards non-human animals has the ability to show such indifference towards human animals. This link between animal and human abuse has been established, and if we excuse his criminal behaviour by offering a lesser punishment we only harm ourselves by unjustly nullifying cruelty as acceptable behaviour.
I as well as global contingent of millions of concerned people are hoping that you will take an unyielding position against animal cruelty and hold Mr. Daniels accountable by sentencing him in accordance with the maximum penalty allowed, nine years in prison. If the justice system does not administer the harshest penalty available, it is indeed excusing his malicious behaviour towards sentient beings, and to excuse this type of sadistic cruelty harms all by disregarding the basic moral tenet of respecting life and appreciating the value of it. Apathy permeates throughout society and damages all, and we therefore need to teach our children that the law does not excuse, allow, or enable cruelty against human or non-human animals. We need to demonstrate in both word and action that the human essence of empathy does not exist to excuse maliciousness, it exists to provide compassion and justice to the brutalized and punishment to those who willingly deviate from this capacity. If we do not do our duty to provide this, we harm animals and invite injustice into our society.
I know your time is limited and I want to thank you for your attention and consideration.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"To voluntarily engage in such malicious behaviour suggests sadistic tendencies, and Mr. Daniels’s actions, causing unmitigated pain and suffering, demonstrates his incontrovertible lack of morality regarding other living beings and a gross disrespect for the law." Why is this man in prison rather than a mental hospital for the criminally insane? Are the criminally insane released into the community so casually? What made him think of taking out his rage in such a way--what happened when he or his mother said no? Severe Animal cruelty is not new, why is the high profile case a black man with a Spanish first name? This is why Heraldo quit Fox. It was a drunk driving case not about drunk driving, but that the Hispanic drunk driver was Hispanic.