On August 28, 2012, Pet Pardons posted information on an Idaho man named Dennis Brent Sawyer, who had apparently posted a picture of himself with eight dead wolves. Other than that, we know nothing about him. The wolves may have been a threat to other animals in the area, or even to this man’s family.
All we really know for certain is that, as they often do, Pet Pardons has designated someone as a target for hatred, harassment, and, ultimately, death threats. In the past week, this Pet Pardons post has generated about 9,000 “likes”, 9,000 comments, and has been shared over 7,000 times.
A very disturbing percentage of these comments call for Mr. Sawyer to be murdered. Many, like Alyssa Marie Hayes, Denyse Woo, Tina Hummel Peterson, and Jan Lacasse, would like to skin him. Others, like Lar Mark, would like to skin his family as well. Still others, like Butch Polston and Tracy Douglas, would like to stick a spear and/or stake “up his ass!” Klaus Caprani would like to make a “human leather jacket” out of his skin.
And I repeat, this is a very small sample of the utterly vile comments on the Pet Pardons page:
Luckily, not all of the fans of Pet Pardons are violent psychopaths. Some, like Simone Petrosky, have complained:
“[I]t seems wrong how you attack people for their way of living … why post pictures & allow people to make death threats toward other people? Doesn’t seem very pardoning like. And the person in the pictures considering you give their full name & town, could file a slander suite on you & a terroristic threat suite to all those threatening him/other people you post. … I hope you change this way of working where other people are slandered & threatened.”
Unfortunately, none of this is likely to change. You see, Jeromie Williams, the Director of Operations for Pet Pardons Canada, and Managing Editor of Pet Pardons News, has a long history of criminal harassment and death threats, for which he is currently under investigation by Canadian and American police. He has also threatened the creator of this blog:
And her “faggy sons”:
Oh, and her dogs, as well:
We have told Pet Pardons co-founders Chris Hoar and Ashley Owen Hill about all of this. They continue to ignore us.
Ashley Bradley writes that she is “so disappointed” in Pet Pardons:
“you have this man being harassed right now and I hope you are proud of yourself … you are just spreading lies and hate towards this man.”
For the record, we are no longer disappointed.
This is exactly the kind of disgusting behaviour we have come to expect from Pet Pardons.