Petition: Justice for Woman Who Burned a Raccoon Alive and Recorded It for Social Media

Petition: Justice for Woman Who Burned a Raccoon Alive and Recorded It for Social Media

A woman in Sarasota, Florida set a live raccoon on fire and recorded it in a series of viral videos for the social media app Snapchat.

She and a colleague apparently heard the raccoon in the dumpster near work, calmly doing its own thing while it peacefully scrounged for food.

In a second video, she shows the dumpster actively on fire and says “We just toasted his ass; who’s hungry?”

Then she zooms in the camera to proudly show the dead animal’s charred remains.

Sign the petition to demand justice!

The Florida state attorney’s office released a press statement that further detailed: “Within a few hours, a separate surveillance system revealed Ms. Kincheloe taking the burnt raccoon from the dumpster and disposing of the evidence.”

Authorities have since charged her with animal abuse, and a jury found her guilty. The judge has not yet determined what her sentence will be – but it is clear this woman needs intensive psychotherapy to address whatever led her to commit such a heinous and cruel crime.

Sign the petition to urge Florida authorities to mandate this raccoon-killing woman undergo intensive psychotherapy in order to prevent future harm to other animals!

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This article by Mathew Davis was first published by One Green Planet on 1 November 2023. Image Credit :C. Hamilton/Shutterstock.

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