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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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Aug 17th, 2016
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Someone from Kankakee, IL writes:
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We need to stiffen the penalties on these abusers or it will never stop. Please help!
Aug 17th, 2016
Someone from Port Chester, NY writes:
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Please Mr President help us stop all this cruelty and abuse to all innocent animals!!
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It's way past time for animals to be treated fairly and with dignity. The Earth is their home too. They should feel safe.
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Someone from Winchester, VA writes:
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DO IT! THE ANIMALS HAVE SUFFERED ENOUGH AT HUMAN HANDS!
Aug 16th, 2016
Someone from Brainerd, MN writes:
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This is so important. There are far too many individuals in our society that have lost empathy and concern for all our animals. We have become a cruel and unfeeling society! PLEASE, make this a priority during your final year in office.
Aug 16th, 2016
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Someone from Springfield, MA writes:
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Take a tougher stand against animal cruelty, toyghwr laws, federal penaltys. Including farm animals.
Aug 16th, 2016
Someone from Springfield, MA writes:
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Take a tougher stand against animal cruelty, toyghwr laws, federal penaltys. Including farm animals.
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Someone from Algona, IA writes:
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President Obama, I've always been on your side. Please do this good deed for the animals. We are their voice. Make our HOPE become CHANGE WE CAN BELIEVE IN.
Aug 16th, 2016
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Someone from Hoffman Estates, IL writes:
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Animal abuse needs to be taken seriously. Animal abuse leads to human abuse. We need stiffer laws and higher fines.
Aug 16th, 2016
Someone from Columbus, OH writes:
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The laws for animal abusers need to be strong and enforce. The animals suffering daily is disgusting to know that so much more can be done to prevent it. Please help the animals all over the world
Aug 16th, 2016
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Someone from Meriden, CT writes:
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Animal cruelty needs to Stop. The only thing that will stop it is Stiff jail time. We are their only voice. All the torture and cruelty must be stopped. Do something for these poor animals now. They've been suffering for to long.
Aug 16th, 2016
Someone from Haskell, TX writes:
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We must make tougher laws are animal abusers!! Please help us Mr President
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Someone from Wellington, FL writes:
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I am signing this for those animals who can't! Stop the abuse and punish the abuser!!!
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Someone from Villa Rica, GA writes:
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Please, please read about the poor puppy Caleb that was just so badly abused in Georgia that he died. Not only was he beaten so bad his jaw was broken and he had a significant head injury - he also has an abnormal anus from what these sick individuals did to him. The puppy has now died and there is no word on anything being done to the individuals that did this. Again, read the article or read what I just wrote (They sadistically tortured an animal). They should get life in prison. These are not people that deserve to be out roaming free in society. Do you really believe they won't do it again or move on to humans? And even if they don't move on to humans, are we really so conceited and morally numb that we think it is OK to do this to a living being? We need to be a voice for those that don't have one. PLEASE don't let them get away with this. Justice for Caleb!

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