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Native PD’s Okay-9 Deaths Scandal to Draw PETA Rally, Demand for Unbiased Investigation, Prosecutions

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August 21, 2023

Brittney Williams 202-483-7382

Lake County, Ind. – Carrying indicators studying, “Canines Left for DEAD in Excessive HEAT” and “Unbiased Investigation NOW!” PETA supporters will converge outdoors Metropolis Corridor on Wednesday to demand an investigation into what seems to be a battle of curiosity surrounding accountability for the deaths of almost 20 canine who skilled warmth exhaustion whereas being transported inside an unventilated field truck on July 27. A minimum of eight of the canine died in agony, whereas others had been denied emergency remedy.

When:    Wednesday, August 23, 12 midday

The place:    Outdoors Lake Station Metropolis Corridor, 1969 Central Ave., Lake Station

The canine had been reportedly headed to a Okay-9 coaching facility in Berrien Middle, Michigan, and the driving force sat in site visitors in 91-degree warmth for hours. Based on stories, when he lastly pulled over, a number of canine had been already lifeless—and though representatives of the Humane Society of Hobart had been on the scene nearly instantly, the Lake Station Police Division blocked them from helping the distressed canine, forcing rescuers who had entry to a number of air-conditioned automobiles to stand by as extra canine died. The police then allowed the driving force to go away the scene with each deceased and reside canine unsecured within the open again of the truck. PETA has found that Lake Station Police Chief James Richardson apparently had an present relationship with the proprietor and operator of the corporate that was transporting the canine, Mike McHenry of FMK9.

“Authorities prevented rescuers from offering pressing care as a result of they had been apparently extra involved a few private relationship than these canine’ struggling,” says PETA Senior Vice President of Cruelty Investigations Daphna Nachminovitch. “PETA is looking for the Lake Station Police Division, which failed canine who relied on it for assist, to step apart and permit an unbiased third social gathering to research this incident.”

PETA—whose motto reads, partially, that “animals should not ours to abuse in any approach”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview.

For extra details about PETA’s investigative newsgathering and reporting, please go to PETA.org, take heed to The PETA Podcast, or comply with the group on TwitterFb, or Instagram.

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