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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!!
Public Comments
Aug 25th, 2017
Someone from Tempe, AZ writes:
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Toleration of animal abuse shows the decline of a society. Protecting and valuing life, especially the lives of those who cannot speak for themselves shows the quality of a society, and of individual people. Participation in animal abuse OR ignoring the abuse of the innocent creatures we are privileged to share our world with must NOT be tolerated in a civilized society!
Aug 25th, 2017
Someone from Tempe, AZ writes:
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Toleration of animal abuse shows the decline of a society. Protecting and valuing life, especially the lives of those who cannot speak for themselves shows the quality of a society, and of individual people. Participation in animal abuse OR ignoring the abuse of the innocent creatures we are privileged to share our world with must NOT be tolerated in a civilized society!
Aug 21st, 2017
Someone from Tomball, TX signed.
Aug 18th, 2017
Ronald H. from Canton, MA writes:
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Unfortunately evolution gave the sense of speech to the wrong species. Our pets don't talk not even one word, yet we love them dearly and in many cases have given our lives to protect them. I think there is a message there. What would the world be like if our pets could talk and we were forced to keep our big mouths shut!!,
Aug 18th, 2017
Ronald H. from Canton, MA writes:
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Unfortunately evolution gave the sense of speech to the wrong species. Our pets don't talk not even one word, yet we love them dearly and in many cases have given our lives to protect them. I think there is a message there. What would the world be like if our pets could talk and we were forced to keep our big mouths shut!!,
Aug 18th, 2017
Ronald H. from Canton, MA signed.
Jul 31st, 2017
Someone from Stevensville, MD writes:
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Stop animal abuse
Jul 30th, 2017
Jerri B. from San Antonio, TX signed.
Jul 25th, 2017
scott w. from Bradenton, FL signed.
Jul 7th, 2017
Laura A. from Buffalo, NY writes:
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These poor suffering animals need you to be their voice as well. Just like that helpless/innocent baby on life support. Please help them too,
Jul 4th, 2017
Someone from Fort Lauderdale, FL signed.
Jul 4th, 2017
Christopher E. from Berkeley, CA signed.
Jul 4th, 2017
diana j. from New York, NY signed.
Jul 4th, 2017
Lorie R. from Allentown, PA writes:
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Be a real man... show your young son and your country you are not just a president but a humane man... In sure your son is not aware of the savage treatment of animals.. shot burned dog fight dragged behind cars... tortured and raped by inbred devil men.. it's time American leads in being humane or will we remain as evil as China..., there are millions of animal rights people... show us you are a real man and not just another heartless politician... I have NO trust in our evil government!!!!!
Jul 4th, 2017
Patricia L. from Maiden, NC writes:
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Animal cruelty should not be tolerated!
Jul 3rd, 2017
Frances D. from Staten Island, NY signed.
Jun 16th, 2017
Lauren K. from CHAPEL HILL, NC signed.
Jun 13th, 2017
Romeo S. from Fremont, CA writes:
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Please STOP the animal abuse that is happening to these poor animals, put into place and action a much more stronger punishment to those who commit animal abuse & cruelty... The animals need our help and most of all our voice to PROTECT them from horrible people. Thank you. Romy
Jun 11th, 2017
Someone from Los Angeles, CA signed.
Jun 11th, 2017
Angie V. from Fremont, CA writes:
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Dear President Trump, If ever there was anything I have more passion for it is Animals. So I ask, no beg you to PLEASE help protect the animals in any way possible, they deserve our voice, to protect them from cruel people that have no heart. This is very important to me, this subject reaches deep into my Heart, I truly love all Animals, willing to do what ever I can to help them. Thank you so much for your compassion to take action against those that commit evil, cruel, and horrible acts to the Precious Animals we were blessed with... Angie valdez
Jun 9th, 2017
Someone from New York, NY signed.
Jun 9th, 2017
Antoinette G. from Victorville, CA signed.
Jun 8th, 2017
Nina S. from Hotsprings, AR writes:
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Hold people responsible for the mistreatment of animals. Jail and higher fines, make a example of these cruel individuals,
Jun 5th, 2017
Patricia P. from Franklin, OH signed.
Jun 5th, 2017
T H. from Quakertown, PA signed.
Jun 5th, 2017
T H. from Quakertown, PA signed.
May 20th, 2017
l w. from Hernando, MS signed.
May 15th, 2017
Scott S. from Springfield, IL signed.
May 11th, 2017
Someone from Spring, TX writes:
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I cannot unsee these images full of constant acts of animal cruelty. Abusing the defenseless is beyond cruel, its evil. Those evil doers have no place in society. Please end these horrible acts by enforcing punishments that will get these monsters locked up and far from all animals! Only the soulless harm animals, and more than often animals are just the first victims for these psychopaths.
May 4th, 2017
Jan P. from Moses Lake, WA signed.
May 4th, 2017
Jan P. from Moses Lake, WA signed.
May 4th, 2017
Jennifer N. from Lake Mary, FL signed.
May 1st, 2017
Someone from Emmett, ID writes:
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Any person who abuses animals, children or the elderly should receive harsh and immediate penalties including psychiatric evaluations and treatment plans. These people often go on to commit additional crimes and end up back in our criminal system repeatedly.
Apr 27th, 2017
Jennifer N. from Lake Mary, FL signed.
Apr 19th, 2017
Skye B. from Philadelphia, PA signed.
Apr 13th, 2017
Diana M. from Belton, TX writes:
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animal abuse is getting worse. it's being ignored and we need to punish those who inflict harm on the innocent
Apr 13th, 2017
Ines S. from Salem, MO writes:
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I was grew up in domestic violence and my abuser abused and killed animals in front of my eyes. People who abuse animals abuse human beings too. There has to be a change to help protect humans and animals. It's time everyone in this country opens their eyes. You wonder why there are so many murders? Because people are getting away with it! Closing ours will no change anything! You want America to be better then start doing something with the abusers!
Apr 13th, 2017
Debbie D. from Port Saint Lucie, FL writes:
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Human Beings and Animals all share this earth together temporary, make the best of it. All animals should be treated with Dignity and Respect. Animals should live in Peace, Freedom, Comfort, Respect, Dignity, Love, Happiness, and free from harm. There is no excuse for animal abuse and cruelty. Animals are helpless, innocent, defenseless, and voiceless. If we don't speak out and help the animals in need, they have no hope to carry on.. Save and Protect God's Beauutiful Innocent Creatures. They so well deserve. God Bless The animals!
Apr 13th, 2017
Marjo M. from Farmville, VA signed.
Apr 5th, 2017
Jackie H. from Marlton, NJ signed.

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