Florida – In 2017, Travis Archer beat his Labrador retriever puppy, Ponce, so savagely that Ponce died. The attack was so brutal that a law was enacted in the puppy’s name. While Ponce’s Law has helped strengthen punishments for animal abuse-related crimes, it has a weak spot that has allowed this monster to have the opportunity to own, and possibly abuse, a pet again.
In December 2020, a Florida court overturned Archer’s lifetime ban on pet ownership – claiming that the ban could not extend beyond the three years of his probation.
People like Travis Archer should not be allowed to own a pet – ever. Please sign today as we petition the state to revise Ponce’s Law to include a lifetime ban on pet ownership for all people who are convicted of an animal abuse-related crime.
In April 2017, Travis Archer stabbed and beat his nine-month-old puppy to death. The puppy was brutally attacked – beaten with a rope and thrown into a wall. “It was a bloody scene,” Police Chief Frank Fabrizio said. “Very sad, this sub-human should never be able to own an animal again.”
Animal abusers like Travis Archer should never be given the opportunity to own a pet again. Ponce suffered a horrific fate at this man’s hands, and because of a nuance of the existing law, he will have the opportunity to do it again.
This is your chance to let the courts know that convicted animal abusers do not deserve to ever own a pet again. We will present your signatures and comments to the state, along with a demand for Ponce’s Law to be revised to include a lifetime pet ownership ban for all convicted animal abusers.
Debbie Taylor Darino
SEP 15, 2021 —
A judge on Wednesday denied a request for early termination of probation from Travis Archer, the man who killed Ponce the dog in a case which sparked protests and the toughening of a Florida law against animal abuse-Ponce’s Law!. … Archer’s probation is not due to end until November 2022
Update 6/14/2021: Animal Victory sent 16,567 signatures and comments along with our petition letter to representatives below: PETITION LETTER
* Individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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