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

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  • 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
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  • 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!
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  • 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!
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  • Apr 13th, 2017
    Marjo M. from Farmville, VA signed.
  • Apr 5th, 2017
    Jackie H. from Marlton, NJ signed.
  • Apr 3rd, 2017
    Joseph B. from Pensacola, FL writes:
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    This should also apply to Puppy mills, dog and cock fighting and hunting!
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  • Apr 2nd, 2017
    Rayna S. from Tomball, TX writes:
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    The abuse and neglect of animals is an act so depraved that society should quantify it with that of the abuse and neglect of children, the elderly and all those who are not able to care for themselves. Animals are chained to fences, left in the baking sun and freezing snow, shipped in horrific conditions, crated to curb behavioral conditions, 'warehoused' for years until they go mad, forced to drink shampoo and other products, have chemicals poured in their eyes and on their coats, and tortured in unimaginable laboratory conditions. There must be a sea change in society's tolerance of these cruelties. Penalties for the abuse of animals must have marked and severe punishments. We should no more turn our heads from these atrocities than those of human trafficking and animal poaching. Mr. President, Senators and Congressmen, please help us help those who cannot help themselves. Please pass legislation that will increase the penalties for animal abuse, and help us end this hideous epidemic.
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  • Mar 27th, 2017
    S. T. from Old Hickory, TN writes:
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    I completely agree that there must be stiffer penalties for such cruelty. Animal lives are no less important than any human lives -- they are living, breathing creatures, many of which are dependent on us to care for them and protect them. Those of us who have been blessed to be the caretaker of a dog or cat will tell you they are deeply loved family members, and it is heartbreaking to see minimalist punishment. Personally, I would like to significant jail time imposed for such acts. And, I would like to see some sort of Task Force in place that actively seeks out those that hoard multiple animals and neglect them. Here in Tennessee, this type of dog abuse is happening all too frequently (as a matter of act, an incident was posted on our local news this morning). I would not be opposed to paying additional taxes for better animal protection. Perhaps, even consider requiring a state-issued dog ownership license that ensures certain care-taking criteria are met by an organization that fully understands such. This license would also be used to track transfer of ownership. This is not unlike the many rescue groups that instill mandatories that must be met before allowing adoption to occur; and many more insist on maintaining ongoing contact with the owner through the dog's adopted life. I don't think this nation can take baby steps on this issue any longer . . . action needs to be significant and it needs happen soon. Please help!!
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  • Mar 22nd, 2017
    R. J. from Stafford, VA signed.
  • Mar 15th, 2017
    Franziska E. from Baltimore, MD signed.
  • Mar 14th, 2017
    Someone from Morris Plains, NJ writes:
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    Dogs and cats have feelings just like humans do. People who comitt these crimes have no regard for life. PLEASE enforce harsher penalties. These animals deserve our help.
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  • Mar 14th, 2017
    Someone from San Diego, CA signed.
  • Mar 13th, 2017
    sara c. from Barre, VT signed.
  • Mar 12th, 2017
    Lisa B. from Fort Lauderdale, FL signed.
  • Mar 10th, 2017
    Tonya M. from Maumee, OH writes:
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    My dog is not simply a household pet. He is the reason I get up everyday. He in my eyes is my child. I feed him, bath him, provide a roof over his head, and provide a structured life so that he has manners around others and is productive. I pay for his medical checkups, vaccinations, and medications. We do this everyday for our children- so why if a four legged member of the family is hurt, tortured, and killed in a horrific manner we change how they should be punished. Loosing my dog 4 years ago has literally stolen a piece of me that I will never get back. An eye for an eye- if someone hurts and tortures an animal then they should have the same done to them. It would send a well needed wake up call to abusers that it will no longer be tolerated.
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  • Mar 4th, 2017
    Allaiyah W. from Federal Way, WA writes:
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    If you love animals, it's the same as murdering a baby. IF you hate animals, then you at least know that people who torture cats usually move on to killing human children & women.
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  • Mar 3rd, 2017
    Sandra K. from Cape Coral, FL signed.
  • Feb 11th, 2017
    Elena V. from Los Angeles, CA writes:
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    I support
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  • Feb 10th, 2017
    Angieline l. from Tacna, AZ writes:
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    that is so right we need to protect animals not kill them. killing animals will make the world a sadder and harder place to live in to me beating animals will only raise up to more violence in our country. we need to put a stop to this.
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  • Feb 9th, 2017
    Colleen M. from Middle Grove, NY writes:
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    Animals do not ask to be born or abused. They have no choices, and no defense, but we do. We need stricter laws so the disgusting low life individuals who abuse animals pay for the pain they cause these innocent creatures. Too many animals have been frozen,starved, beaten and neglected to be ignored. Something MUST be done.
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  • Feb 9th, 2017
    Jordan P. from Oil Springs, KY writes:
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    Kentucky has the least amount of animal protection laws. Please Do something about it. People can break into my house and shoot my dogs and NOTHING will be done to them. But if that were to happen I would kill the person myself
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  • Feb 9th, 2017
    Jill B. from Niagara Falls, NY signed.
  • Feb 8th, 2017
    Denise S. from Cleveland, OH signed.
  • Feb 8th, 2017
    Helen C. from Brumley, MO writes:
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    Please help with the protection of animals in this country, and worldwide.
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  • Feb 8th, 2017
    Gina G. from Lyndhurst, NJ writes:
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    I am absolutely heartbroken by the lack of true punishment and enforcement to animal abusers. a slap on the wrist will not prevent horrific and unspeakable acts of abuse towards these helpless voiceless , precious animals. something needs to be done and the time is now....!! not tomorrow.....or next week. Too much precious time is wasted when these laws by congress are not being enforced and acted upon. Stop dog fighting, stop shelters that do not take proper care of these animals CLOSE DOWN PUPPY MILLS FOR GOOD!!! Please!!! :-(
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  • Feb 8th, 2017
    Gina G. from Lyndhurst, NJ writes:
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    I am absolutely heartbroken by the lack of true punishment and enforcement to animal abusers. a slap on the wrist will not prevent horrific and unspeakable acts of abuse towards these helpless voiceless , precious animals. something needs to be done and the time is now....!! not tomorrow.....or next week. Too much precious time is wasted when these laws by congress are not being enforced and acted upon. Stop dog fighting, stop shelters that do not take proper care of these animals CLOSE DOWN PUPPY MILLS FOR GOOD!!! Please!!! :-(
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  • Feb 8th, 2017
    Gina G. from Lyndhurst, NJ writes:
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    I am absolutely heartbroken by the lack of true punishment and enforcement to animal abusers. a slap on the wrist will not prevent horrific and unspeakable acts of abuse towards these helpless voiceless , precious animals. something needs to be done and the time is now....!! not tomorrow.....or next week. Too much precious time is wasted when these laws by congress are not being enforced and acted upon. Stop dog fighting, stop shelters that do not take proper care of these animals CLOSE DOWN PUPPY MILLS FOR GOOD!!! Please!!! :-(
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  • Feb 6th, 2017
    Someone from Key Largo, FL writes:
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    Please help the poor babies!
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  • Feb 5th, 2017
    Jill S. from Darien, CT writes:
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    There should be no tolerance for animal abuse whatsoever - this disgusts me and these sick people who are cruel to animals should face harsher consequences. It's sickening what they get away with.
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  • Feb 5th, 2017
    Jennie R. from Concord, CA writes:
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    Animals have no voice, no vote, no one representing them, no one defending them---but us. Animals are helpless in protecting themselves. It is up to us, Americans, human beings, individuals, businesses to protect them from any abuse or cruelty. Animal cruelty is the worst form of abuse - because they are so helpless. ENACT laws and regulations that PROTECT ANIMALS, NOT ABUSERS. Hold all animal abusers accountable!
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  • Feb 4th, 2017
    Cathy I. from Jacksonville, FL writes:
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    Please please please
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  • Feb 2nd, 2017
    Kari S. from Boise, ID signed.
  • Jan 28th, 2017
    Nan S. from Raleigh, NC signed.
  • Jan 24th, 2017
    Barbara B. from Terre Haute, IN signed.
  • Jan 24th, 2017
    Tan R. from Houston, TX writes:
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    Laws needs to be much tougher for those that misuse and abuse animals. Animals are voiceless and the abuse they endure from owners and strangers is heartbreaking. I'm all for the tougher laws and sentencing of these monsters. I have an organization that feeds animals of disaster and homeless and abandoned animal in Houston, Texas and the abuse of these animals are insane. I definitely stand with you on this. @bootschewbox
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  • Jan 22nd, 2017
    CL C. from Chico, CA signed.
  • Jan 22nd, 2017
    Elke P. from Colonia, NJ signed.
  • Jan 11th, 2017
    Caroline W. from Moncks Corner, SC writes:
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    Thank you for your efforts to expand National Parks and Protected areas for future generations. It would be a blessing before you leave office to add legislation to prevent animal cruelty. This is for all animals be it domesticated or wildlife. Please look at the issue closely and help in anyway that you can. The one most important law should be the mandatory spay/neuter of domesticated animals except registered breeders. Breeders should be required to get a license and be inspected at any time in order to make sure the welfare of the animals are taken care of.
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  • Dec 30th, 2016
    Rochelle S. from Redford, MI writes:
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    Animal abusers should get treated same way as treated the dog/car that abused. Animal abusers should get jail time rather than a fine of slap on wrist, plus register with law enforcement that cannot own dog/cat for life.
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