Petition For Animal Abuse Charges After Reality Star's Husband Shoots Family Dog
More than 133,000 people have signed a petition to have the husband of Teen Mom 2 star Jenelle Evans arrested and charged with animal abuse.
David Eason was plunged into the spotlight last week following reports he shot and killed Evans' French Bulldog, Nugget, after it bit their toddler on the face.
“I don't give a damn what animal bites my baby on the face … whether it be your dog or mine, a dog is a dog and I don't put up with that s**t at all,” he wrote in a since-deleted post on Instagram.
"I'm about protecting my family, it is my life's mission."
After news broke, the attorney general's office received 138 complaints, reports TMZ.
As a result, the case was hand-balled to animal control and the Columbus County Sheriff Department, but no arrests have been made.
An online petition set up by the Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation is now doing the rounds.
It claims that Eason not only shot Nugget but "grabbed the dog by the throat and slammed it to the ground", the beating so intense it left the accused "covered in blood".
The foundation is offering US$10,000 for information that will lead them to the pup's body. They're also calling for Eason to be arrested and charged, labelling him "unstable" and a "ticking time bomb".
By Tuesday morning a huge 133,748 people had signed the petition, including Eason's ex and the mother of his son, Olivia Leedham, who also shared a link on Facebook.
"Is he going to get away with KILLING an innocent animal?!" she wrote.
The Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation claimed it has also "obtained many disturbing videos and screenshots that highlight his erratic behaviour".
Members uploaded the compilation to Facebook to prove that Eason "needs to be arrested and removed from society", but his agent was quick to respond, demanding the group take the footage down.
Instead, they made a second one and vowed to continue to pile on the pressure until an arrest is made.
"We need to send a message to others and those who think behaviour like this is acceptable, that it is not", the foundation posted.
The police and Eason are yet to respond.