Outspoken resident and talk show host, Cindy Rosan-Jones has alleged that someone had her pet dogs killed.
In a brief Facebook post made this past Saturday, May 8, the Cut Deep host said, “my dogs were murdered this morning. Stay tuned for the full story, names and ramifications”.
The post featured pictures of two dead dogs; at least one of which was photographed foaming at the mouth.
The post also included a short video of an audibly grief-stricken young boy, believed to be her son, stroking one of the dead animals.
Rosan-Jones has vowed to expose the individual she believes is responsible for the heinous act.
“The individual that did this will be named and exposed. They should no longer be comfortable living or working in the BVI nor should they be around or affiliated to any organisation; especially ones that cater to children,” Rosan-Jones said.
Her post received an outpouring of sympathy and support from residents with many agreeing the alleged perpetrator be fined heavily or given a lengthy jail term.
One resident, Elroy Turnbull, commented: “This is cruelty in the first degree. I lost two dogs a few years ago to poisoning so I know the pain you feeling.”
Another resident, Sails Sandy remarked: “There is no difference between murdering dogs and humans. Anyone that can poison a dog deserves the harshest punishment because if you are that twisted, you can do it to people.”
Just last week, the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) issued a release that spoke to the penalties for persons intentionally harming animals.
“Owners will be charged criminally for any attacks or damage to property as a result of their unrestrained animals. Similarly, persons found to be intentionally harming or setting poison out to harm or kill animals can also be charged and prosecuted under the Protection of Animals Act, Cap 94, sec 3 (1) (a) for cruelty to animal,” Acting Deputy Police Commissioner St Clair Amory stated at the time.
Over the years, the territory has had several reports of persons finding their dogs poisoned.
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