The Animal Hope & Wellness Foundation writes:
This was posted the other day- a group of people in New York City purposely running over a raccoon on the street. In the video, the driver of the car runs over the raccoon multiple times while the people surrounding throw objects at the injured raccoon.
The video was posted by @cash.x0. At the moment there is very little information in regards to who the person driving is, or the individuals assaulting the raccoon.
Asking for tips to be made to: Email - [email protected] or phoned to Crime Stoppers Hotline in NYC 1-800-577-TIPS
The behavior displayed by this heartless mob is unconscionable! This innocent animal suffered immensely before dying, and each and every person involved must be found and punished for their atrocious behavior. Please sign the petition and share it widely to help raise awareness of this crime.
You can view the video at this link. A word of warning, it is graphic and highly disturbing!
Facebook link to the video on the Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation here.
Update January 2021: Animal Victory has submitted a letter to the Mayor's office. We have received the following response:
Thank you again for contacting the Office of the Mayor. Your query has been routed to the appropriate agency for further action. You should receive a response soon.
Geraldine de Puy
Director of Correspondence
We have been working tirelessly to find the appropriate jurisdiction for this hateful crime, but it has been difficult. We have sent a letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio asking for him to ensure that local law enforcement agencies are investigating. It is our hope that our petition, with over 15,000 signatures, will convince the mayor that people CARE about this case and want to see charges against the people involved. That being said, we know that the odds are against us because the exact location can't be determined. We promise to continue to follow this case and we will not let it be quietly swept aside. We appreciate your support and you will definitely see an update on the petition when/if we learn anything new.
Thank you for all of your support! Read our letter to Mayor de Blasio here