Felony Charges Asked for Tortured, Slaughtered Rabbits in Bay Shore sign now

During a weekend family gathering at the Loverso home in Bay Shore, Matteo Loverso and Rosario Loverso, (father and son) shot a video entitled our vacation. This horrible, heartbreaking tape consisted of large, brown rabbits being punched and slapped repeatedly with full force by two adult males, Matteo and Loverso. It shows the rabbits being set upon by the family dog at the command of the son while family members cheered him on. It shows the rabbit, in shock and pain with a broken back, slowly and futilely trying to get away. The film shows living rabbits being used for karate practice while being held upside down by members of the family. It shows the rabbits being kicked, held by their hind legs, swung around and hurled into the air. Throughout this entire video, one of the most disturbing features is the background noise of laughter and banter exhibited by the family toward the animal's plight. Mixed with that are the awful and heart wrenching sounds of distress, the screaming that rabbits will do when in moral danger. The sound is similar to that of a small child. Finally, at the end, a rabbit that had been punched into unconsciousness wakes up while it is being skinned. They never stopped. The rabbit screamed in unimaginable pain, but they never stopped skinning him. The brutal and tremendous violence in full view of children who are observed in the video, is particularly disturbing.

We the undersigned protest the extreme cruelties committed by the Loverso family in Bay Shore under the thin veil of tradition. We ask that maximum felony charges are filed against Matteo Loverso and Rosario Loverso as well as any other individual involved in this horrific case.

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Latest Signatures

  • 11 March 20161000. Cassie H
    Eye for an eye!! Give them the same treatment.
  • 02 March 2016999. Marie M
    I never thought the world would get this violent. If a person could do something like this to an animal that has done nothing back, Imagine what damage that person could do in our community.
  • 27 February 2016998. Dr Carolineb
    I support this petition
  • 24 February 2016997. Lauren Bradley
  • 20 February 2016996. Linda B
    this is very distrubing. What does this do to the kids. I wouldn't put it past these people to become serial murders. This is how it starts.
  • 15 February 2016995. Julianne N
    I sit here crying, wondering what kind of a human being could do this to a defensless animal. I hope they ROT..
  • 19 January 2016994. Melony Rubio
    I support this petition
  • 14 January 2016993. Cleveland Lg
  • 07 January 2016992. Tina B
    I support this petition
  • 07 January 2016991. Erin F
    I support this petition
  • 06 January 2016990. Kathleen S
    I have fought heinous abuse like this for nearly 30 years and it's finally rewarding to see some courageous judges and law enforcement personnel take it seriously. I hope the sentencing is in the hands of some of those "heroes."
  • 31 December 2015989. Sarah K
    I support this petition
  • 29 December 2015988. Jackie S
    Rsbbits arepets not coats
  • 21 December 2015987. Becky Frazier
    the time is now to show people that this is unlawful and will be punished to the full extent of the law
  • 21 December 2015986. Remi S
    I support this petition
  • 19 December 2015985. Shannon L
    This is disgusting and I hope that the people involved do not get away with a slap on the wrist, but get punished for their sick actions! In fact it's proof that people who torture animals grow up to do the same for people.
  • 12 December 2015984. Juliane K
    horribly disturbing- no fines big enough-shold serve many years of jail time, very mentally disturbed individuals.
  • 12 December 2015983. Bonnie B
    I support this petition
  • 11 December 2015982. Elizabeth B
    I support this petition
  • 06 December 2015981. Cherl Ware
    This must stop now.
  • 30 November 2015980. Lorraine H
    This is saddistic cruelty which indicates further potential violence by the perpetrators of this heinous crime. They are a risk to the wellbeing of society and should be locked away.
  • 29 November 2015979. Chris F
    I support this petition
  • 28 November 2015978. Amy B
    I support this petition
  • 24 November 2015977. Adele Cf
    These are SICK people who are bound to be a menace to society in the future if they aren't already. Please prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law. I'd also like to see their farm closed down. What can I do to help enlighten the people who keep su
  • 22 November 2015976. Peter W
    that's just awful
  • 21 November 2015975. David M
    I support this petition
  • 21 November 2015974. Lillis Kent
    I support this petition

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Victor MayerBy:
Culture and SocietyIn:
Petition target:
Thomas J. Spota, District Attorney


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