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President Trump, Enact Harsher Animal Cruelty Laws in the United States

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Dear President Trump,<br />
I am writing to ask you and your administration to enforce harsher penalties for people who commit animal cruelty against animals. This issue is not only a serious problem here in the United States, but all around the world. <br />
In the United States, about 6-8 million dogs & cats are abused, and that number is only an estimate, as some cases go unreported due to the abuser getting away with it, and the animal is severely hurt and or dies. People who abuse animals move on to abusing small vulnerable children and then step up their hideous actions in raping and murdering people. <br />
Can you give an explanation into why there are so many loopholes in the Licensing & Registration under the Animal Welfare Act that was passed by Congress in 1966? This law is supposed to set stiff penalties for sponsors and promoters of outlawed animal fighting ventures. The law of this act passed by congress has not been enforced and prevented this activity like it is supposed to, according to the law signed into legislation. <br />
Animals are living beings with feelings just like us humans, and are vulnerable to inhumane treatment from humans and are victimized so much more, because of a lack of severe animal cruelty laws that the government treats as just a petty crime just because they are animals! Animals have the right to live too. Just because they can't tell us how they feel doesn't mean we should mistreat them. Dogs are man's best friend and do so much for us all in helping us in crisis, and providing unconditional love, and also are used by the police in helping solve crimes in criminal cases. Animals also help find missing and deceased people, help detect illegal drugs, bombs, and even diseases, and also have very intellectual keen abilities in helping people out from danger. They also provide much needed assistance to disabled people as service animals! How could you hurt an animal that is helping people in need? <br />
These animals should have equal treatment just like us human beings with their wonderful attributions to mankind with what they do for us!<br />
So why not put these animals as a priority in keeping them safe from harm and enacting severe penalties for people who abuse them? The federal government needs to immediately enact a mandatory animal abuse registry for ALL animal abusers, just like what is required by law for sex offenders. This must be done in all 50 states to track convicted animal abusers, and to alert other people of their whereabouts. I WOULD NOT want to be living next door to someone who has committed an heinous act of violence towards an animal, because these people are very dangerous people and are a threat to the rest of society, with their repulsive violent actions! Also, what needs to be done, is when a person is found guilty of animal abuse, the law should ban the person from ever owning or being around animals ever again!<br />
If these actions were put into place, it would definitely curtail the amount of crimes such as domestic violence, rape and murder that is happening on every street in America! We should be able to feel safe walking the streets in America, but with the lax laws currently in place for animal abusers, it is making our streets a dangerous and opportunistic place for these horrid crimes to persist. And these crimes will persist and worsen if the government continues to slap the abuser on the hand for their punishment. The government is basically saying that it is acceptable behavior to abuse animals, so go out and do it again! The punishment given should include a substantial fine and very lengthy jail time for their heinous actions, and NOT a few hours in jail, and a small fine!! We have a long way to go for our country to become ONE GREAT NATION if our government continues to ignore this serious problem that is growing at an alarming rate! Please President Trump, pass harsher laws that will send out a strong message to animal abusers, that you will be SEVERELY punished for your reprehensible actions!<br />
Nothing would make me happier then to see you sign into legislation "The Animal Cruelty Act" into law providing for severe penalties for animal abusers. It would be such an honor to be present at the White House, and witness you signing this legislation into law. President Trump, please take a stand, and show the whole world that Animal Cruelty will not be TOLERATED in the United States of America! Thank you very much!!

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3 hours ago
Evelyn P. from Syracuse, NY writes:
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We have had enough of these crimials getting away with atocities it's Horrible & HORRIFIC to pick up the pieces to try and save them if they servive. These are DANGEROUS crimials who pose a threat in society, many Serial killers started out as animal abusers Cruelty to Animals is a sick way of thinking. WE HAVE BEEN WAITING MUCH TOO LONG. In the past 7 YEARS since we've started advocating against Cruelty, THE PAGES OF FACEBOOK HAVE BEEN FLOODED WITH DISTURBING POST AND PETITIONS NONE STOP! ON DEMANDING HARHER PUNISHMENT!! A SLAP' ON THE WRIST OR NOTHING AT ALL GETS DONE. EVEN AFTER PROOF AND COMPLAINS AND OR THE ANIMALS ARE NO LONGER ALIVE AND HAD ENDURED MUCH PAIN AND MUCH SUFFERING FROM EITHER STARVATION, SETTING THEM ON FIRE BLOWING THEIR MOUTH UP WITH DANGEROUS FIRE WORKS EXPOLIVES OR MANY OTHER SHAMEFUL ACTS OF EVIL CRUELTY & TORTURE. WE MUST GET THIS LAW APPLIED. THEY ARE SENTIENT BEINGS MANS BEDT FRIEND AND OUR FUR BABIES.
3 hours ago
Evelyn P. from Syracuse, NY writes:
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We have had enough of these crimials getting away with atocities it's Horrible & HORRIFIC to pick up the pieces to try and save them if they servive. These are DANGEROUS crimials who pose a threat in society, many Serial killers started out as animal abusers Cruelty to Animals is a sick way of thinking. WE HAVE BEEN WAITING MUCH TOO LONG. In the past 7 YEARS since we've started advocating against Cruelty, THE PAGES OF FACEBOOK HAVE BEEN FLOODED WITH DISTURBING POST AND PETITIONS NONE STOP! ON DEMANDING HARHER PUNISHMENT!! A SLAP' ON THE WRIST OR NOTHING AT ALL GETS DONE. EVEN AFTER PROOF AND COMPLAINS AND OR THE ANIMALS ARE NO LONGER ALIVE AND HAD ENDURED MUCH PAIN AND MUCH SUFFERING FROM EITHER STARVATION, SETTING THEM ON FIRE BLOWING THEIR MOUTH UP WITH DANGEROUS FIRE WORKS EXPOLIVES OR MANY OTHER SHAMEFUL ACTS OF EVIL CRUELTY & TORTURE. WE MUST GET THIS LAW APPLIED. THEY ARE SENTIENT BEINGS MANS BEDT FRIEND AND OUR FUR BABIES.
Oct 14th, 2017
harpreet s. from Pine Bluff, AR writes:
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we need a law to stop everyone from harming animals and we need a team to help prevent animal torture. animals are voiceless creatures and i want the law to be their voice, help them from unnecessary killing and be taken care off with enough food and love. please help in creating such a law.
Oct 14th, 2017
Shawna C. from Eden Prairie, MN writes:
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The person(s) who committed these heinous act need to be found and The punishment needs to fit the crime. We need stiffer laws and enforcement of the laws. I know some (not me) think “it’s just an animal”...to be clear, humans are animals known as mammals...so it’s only a matter of time that the person(s) who did this move up from dog to human. Consider this the next time you say “it’s just an animal”.
Sep 30th, 2017
DD R. from Saint Paul, MN signed.
Sep 30th, 2017
DIA R. from Minneapolis, MN signed.
Sep 25th, 2017
Dale B. from Damascus, VA writes:
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A serial dog killer lives on my street butchered a small pregnant dog stabbing in throat multiple times after beating in the head. Cut heart out of one after killing many others die at his hands. Sick individual gets misdemeanor slap on the hand. Yes we need far more harsh laws for animal abuse and cruelty after all their next step is human torture.
Sep 23rd, 2017
Someone from Greenwood, SC writes:
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Please end the abuse to animals! It is heartbreaking. If people had love in their hearts they would not be this way. I don't think they grew up with love. Therefore, people who accidentally had children and didn't want them treat them badly and these children don't know the meaning of love. Illegitimacy needs to stop first to prevent further hate and abuse to animals and others.
Sep 14th, 2017
Jason G. from Des Moines, IA signed.
Sep 13th, 2017
Melissa B. from Philadelphia, NY signed.
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