Dog Dragged to Death from a Bicycle

On October 29, 2009, following a three hour deliberation, a jury acquitted Antonio Ray of Carter County, Oklahoma, finding him “not guilty” of animal cruelty. Ray was charged in March 2009 after he was witnessed dragging his pit bull from his bicycle in the city of Ardmore. The defense had presented the argument that Ray did not realize he was dragging his dog behind his bicycle for approximately 1/4 mile. The fatally wounded dog died before veterinary treatment could be administered.

What You Can Do
Disappointed locals may consider writing a letter to the editor, expressing appreciation for the prosecution’s efforts on the case, despite the frustrating jury verdict, and reminding readers of the link which is well-documented between cruelty to animals and cruelty to humans.

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The Letter to the Editor Section is one of the most widely read sections of the newspaper and can reach a large audience. It allows community members to comment on the way issues are being addressed in the media and to influence the topics the local paper may choose to cover. Elected officials often monitor this section of the newspaper and take notice of constituents' opinions.

We've made it easy for you to contact your local newspaper with your views, but editors want to hear from you in your own words.

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