Demand Prosecution of Alabama Students Who Savagely Beat a Duck to Death  with a Bat

United Poultry Concerns <http://www.UPC-online.org>
2 July 2019

On May 5, 2019, Thomas “Landon” Grant, a 19-year-old former college student
and
19-year-old Jacob Thomas Frye went to the pond at Central Alabama Community
College in Alexander City, in Tallapoosa County, looking for an animal to
abuse
following a party.

Alexander City police Det. Robert Oliver said they and others grabbed a
white
Muscovy duck and “beat the duck with a bat,” then took the duck to a nearby
apartment, put the beaten duck in a bag, beat the duck more, then disposed
of
the wounded, still living bird in the woods.

A baseball coach, overhearing a commotion, found the beaten duck in the
woods,
and took her to a veterinarian to be euthanized. The coach notified the
authorities.

Thomas “Landon” Grant was arrested on May 31 and booked into the Tallapoosa
County Jail on a Class C felony charge of aggravated cruelty for the
“infliction
of torture to the animal.” We understand that Jacob Thomas Frye has also
been
charged.

*What Can I Do?*

Politely urge the Tallapoosa County District Attorney to prosecute Thomas
“Landon” Grant and Jacob Thomas Frye to the fullest extent of the law for
their
Class C aggravated felony cruelty to this duck. Please do NOT plead that
this
crime matters because it could lead to violence against humans. The duck’s
experience is not a mere gateway to what could happen to humans. What the
duck
endured at the hands of these brutal men is as bad as it gets. Justice for
this
duck is what we are asking for. See United Poultry Concerns’ letter to the
<http://upc-online.org/ducks/190702_letter_to_da_re_sadistic_duck_abuse.html>
Tallapoosa County District Attorney
<http://upc-online.org/ducks/190702_letter_to_da_re_sadistic_duck_abuse.html>
.

*Contact:*

Jeremy Duerr, District Attorney
Tallapoosa County, Alabama
395 Lee Street
Alexander City, AL 35010
Phone: 2562342735 or 256-215-3055
Email: duerrman@gmail.com

You are also encouraged to sign this
Petition to the Alabama State Attorney
<https://ladyfreethinker.org/sign-justice-for-helpless-duck-shoved-in-bag-and-beaten-with-baseball-bat/>
General
<https://ladyfreethinker.org/sign-justice-for-helpless-duck-shoved-in-bag-and-beaten-with-baseball-bat/

Hunter Killed In Accidental Shooting Identified As Alabama Man

http://www.northescambia.com/2018/01/23hunter-dies-in-accidental-shooting

January 24, 2018

A hunter died in an apparent accident in Escambia County (AL) Tuesday morning.

Darren Smith, age 45 of Daphne. was discovered deceased at a hunting club from an obvious gunshot wound in the Huxford community, near  Prestwood Bridge Road, according to Escambia County (AL) Chief Deputy Mike Lambert.

Lambert said authorities believe Smith was accidentally shot by another hunter. Foul play is not suspected.

An investigation is underway by the Escambia County Alabama Sheriff’s Office and Alabama Game & Fish.

Lee County authorities investigating tragic hunting accident

http://www.al.com/news/mobile/index.ssf/2018/01/post_129.html

Lee County authorities are investigating what appears to be an accidental hunting death in the Beulah community.

According to authorities, 51-year-old Edward Allen Martin Jr. was found dead around 7:40 p.m. Friday in the 600 block of Lee Road 263.

Martin had gone hunting on his land earlier in the afternoon and when he he did not return at dark, family members went looking for him and found him unresponsive on the ground below his tree stand, According to a Lee County Coroner’s press release. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to the Coroner’s office, it appeared that Martin fell about 18 to 20 feet to the ground, but it is unclear whether his death was caused by the fall or a medical event that caused him to fall. His body has been transported to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences medical examiner’s office in Montgomery for a postmortem examination.

No foul play is expected.

Alabama teen dies after rifle accidentally fires during hunt

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/alabama-teen-fatally-shot-hunting-accident-article-1.3632621

Alyssa Scott, 15,  died after being fatally shot in a hunting accident on Monday, authorities said.

Alyssa Scott, 15, died after being fatally shot in a hunting accident on Monday, authorities said.

(COURTESY OF OAK GROVE HIGH SCHOOL)

A 15-year-old Alabama girl was fatally shot in a hunting accident Monday, authorities said.

Alyssa Scott, an Oak Grove High School sophomore, was with an adult family friend on a youth hunt when the shooting occurred in Jefferson County, WIAT-TV reported.

The teen was climbing down a tree as the two of them prepared to leave. The friend passed Alyssa a rifle which accidentally discharged, striking and wounding the teen, according to the station.

Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies received a call of about the shooting after 5 p.m. and found Alyssa with a gunshot wound at the scene. She was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.

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Oak Grove High School Principal Pam Dennis described Alyssa as a “great young lady.”

“She was a big member of the band,” Dennis told Al.com. “Positive, fun-loving supportive student,”

“She lived life to the fullest. She always put others before herself,” the principal continued. “She was happy all of the time. She loved to make people laugh.”

An investigation indicated the shooting was an accident.