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

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Dear President Trump,
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.
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.
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.
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?
These animals should have equal treatment just like us human beings with their wonderful attributions to mankind with what they do for us!
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!
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!
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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Feb 13th, 2016
Someone from Tyler, TX signed.
Feb 13th, 2016
Someone from Simpsonville, SC writes:
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Please sign into legislation "The Animal Cruelty Act" into law. BE the president that creates this change during your term as President.
Feb 6th, 2016
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Feb 2nd, 2016
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Feb 2nd, 2016
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Feb 2nd, 2016
Someone from New York, NY writes:
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It's time animal welfare be taken seriously. It's time for a new regime of wisdom, moral and ethical responsibility, humanity, compassion, and justice. It's truly a disgrace that our animal welfare system hasn't ever been properly dealt with ... from shelter systems to farm animals to animal abuse in any form. Has our most brilliant minds have tried to teach us, from Einstein to Churchill... From Gandhi to the Dali Lama... Least of all we forget God Almighty ... until we protect and respect our animals we will never be at peace as humans.
Feb 2nd, 2016
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Feb 2nd, 2016
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God = Dog one of God's best creations. To be called or classified as one of God's creations, is to be of higher standing. One that loves unconditionally, and is unjudgmental. Created to show us how to love, how to raise our children to be strong, as a mother bear would to her cubs. Take what you need to survive, but not to destroy the forest you live in. There is so much we can learn from animals. Yet we destroy their habitats, set evil traps that don't kill only to make them suffer. Bring God back to this country before it's to late. Give animals their rights back, to help us be better.
Feb 2nd, 2016
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Feb 1st, 2016
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Feb 1st, 2016
Someone from New York, NY writes:
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We should not even have to be sending this petition. Nobody has the right to abuse, torture or murder any innocent being. All of you are in office to serve the public and we the public demand for Federal abuse laws to be written with no grey areas of interpretation. Abuse, torture and Murder is just what the words state. These crimes should be classified as felonies with jail time starting at 10 years plus. Anyone that can commit such acts of cruelty is devoid of any compassion or value for ANY form of life. This includes All forms of life. Farm, wildlife, fish etc. Nobody wants to be abused nor murdered and nobody has the right to take away their right to live.
Feb 1st, 2016
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Feb 1st, 2016
Someone from Fruitport, MI writes:
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Knowing that most all serial killers begin with harming animals before harming humans...I will never understand why, with Gov't INCLUDING THOSE THAT WK WITH ANIMAL CONTROL AND WILD LIFE, **WHY** 2 and 2 has not equaled 4....THAT you have not understood such factual simplicity is beyond me THAT ANIMAL ABUSE and NEGLECT needs stronger laws and **ENFORCEMENT** EFFORTS for the lacking laws in place now.
Jan 31st, 2016
Someone from Carmichael, CA writes:
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"It doesn't matter if an animal can reason. It matters only that it is capable of suffering and that is why I consider it my neighbor." Albert Schweitzer
Jan 31st, 2016
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Jan 30th, 2016
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Jan 30th, 2016
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Jan 30th, 2016
Someone from Mather, CA writes:
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There is absolutely no excuse to hurt, torture, or kill ANY innocent living being! We are supposed to be a civilized society. Please make a strong statement, and take lead in protecting all innocent beings from needless suffering. Please don't let humans keep getting away with such horrible acts of cruelty, and murder, just because the victim is not human. Animals feel pain and they do suffer. Please stop the suffering by imposing harsh penalties for animal abuse, and send out the message NOW before more animals suffer, that ANIMAL ABUSE WILL NO LONGER BE TOLERATED. Thank you.
Jan 28th, 2016
Someone from Indian Trail, NC signed.
Jan 26th, 2016
Someone from Williamsport, PA writes:
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No animal should be mistreated by anyone! It is time these people should be punished harsher for this crime! Should be the same laws and punishment as if they killed or harmed a human! ANIMALS HAVE FEELINGS TOO!
Jan 26th, 2016
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Jan 25th, 2016
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Jan 25th, 2016
Someone from Williamsport, PA writes:
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Those who abuse defenseless animals need harsh penalties including more jail time!!!
Jan 24th, 2016
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Jan 23rd, 2016
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Jan 22nd, 2016
Someone from Wilmington, NC writes:
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OUR LAWS DO NOT PUNISH THE CRIMINALS ENOUGH FOR ANIMAL ABUSE AND COMMON SENSE SHOULD BE OUR GUIDELINES. A LOVED PET IS NOT CHAINED !!
Jan 22nd, 2016
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Jan 21st, 2016
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