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 16th, 2016
Someone from Pensacola, FL signed.
Aug 16th, 2016
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!!!
Aug 16th, 2016
Someone from Portage, WI signed.
Aug 16th, 2016
Someone from Villa Rica, GA signed.
Aug 16th, 2016
Someone from Villa Rica, GA signed.
Aug 16th, 2016
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!
Aug 16th, 2016
Someone from Fort Lauderdale, FL writes:
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This cruelty needs to stop. People need to start punishing the abuser not the animal!!!
Aug 12th, 2016
Someone from Woodstock, GA signed.
Aug 10th, 2016
Someone from Bowie, MD signed.
Aug 9th, 2016
Someone from Nyack, NY signed.
Aug 8th, 2016
Someone from Riverside, CA signed.
Aug 4th, 2016
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Aug 2nd, 2016
Someone from Borden, IN signed.
Aug 2nd, 2016
Someone from Bruce, WI writes:
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Help make this a better world for all of us humans and animals alike lessen the suffering and abuse before we leave it!
Jul 31st, 2016
Someone from Seattle, WA signed.
Jul 14th, 2016
Someone from Pensacola, FL writes:
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Please take a stand and show the world that animal cruelty in the United States of America will not and can not be tolerated!
Jul 14th, 2016
Someone from Murfreesboro, TN writes:
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Social media has bright to light that animal abuse is a HUGE problem. It's happening at a much greater rate than I ever imagined. Please don't sit idly by and not take action. You have the power to make a real change for the better in animals lives. When animals are tortured or abused, so are the people like me who love them and it hurts emotionally to the core. We all suffer when animals suffer. Please do the right thing and inact much, much harsher laws against animal abusers. Thank you!!!
Jul 10th, 2016
Someone from Alvarado, TX signed.
Jul 10th, 2016
Someone from Palo Alto, CA writes:
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Please give a voice and justice to the poor fur friends who are subject to cruelty. How can this violence be tolerated???
Jul 9th, 2016
Someone from Jefferson City, MO signed.
Jul 3rd, 2016
Someone from Myrtle Beach, SC signed.
Jun 30th, 2016
Someone from Pawtucket, RI signed.
Jun 20th, 2016
Someone from Odessa, TX signed.
Jun 19th, 2016
Someone from Dahlonega, GA writes:
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Animal Cruelty should be a Violent Crime.
Jun 16th, 2016
Someone from Clemson, SC signed.
Jun 7th, 2016
Someone from Saint Clair Shores, MI signed.
Jun 3rd, 2016
Someone from Memphis, TN writes:
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I love animals, sometimes more that people. Animals are animals, but humans can be so cruel sometime!...I believe it will take us making animal abuse a felony, and also to come up with a National registry so people cannot have animals ever again if they have abused animals! Lets stand up and make our World a better place for us and our wildlife/animals to live on!
Jun 3rd, 2016
Someone from Houston, TX signed.
Jun 1st, 2016
Someone from Golden, CO signed.
May 29th, 2016
Someone from Mashpee, MA writes:
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It's about time, society makes it clear that this behavior will not be tolerated anymore. It's time to make real progress and severely punish anyone torturing animals in any way.
May 27th, 2016
Someone from San Antonio, TX signed.
May 24th, 2016
Someone from Lahaina, HI writes:
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I truly believe that those participating in animal abuse, specifically the organization of dog fighting, continue to diminish the humane actions everywhere. The disregard for life on any kind should be harshly punished. If those who were tied to breeding, training, and fighting dogs simply had harsher punishment I think it would greatly effect the sport.
May 23rd, 2016
Someone from Virginia Beach, VA signed.
May 21st, 2016
Someone from Chicago, IL signed.
May 10th, 2016
Someone from Greenville, NC signed.
May 9th, 2016
Someone from Southgate, MI signed.
May 9th, 2016
Someone from North Las Vegas, NV signed.
May 8th, 2016
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May 7th, 2016
Someone from Orland Park, IL writes:
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In all the chaos in the world today, it is our responsibility to speak up and protect those who cannot and for those that never betray. If one has ever had the blessing of owning an animal they can tell you its one of the most rewarding and satisfying relationships one can have. Subjecting a helpless animal that will only shower their owners with unconditional loyalty and love is a cowardly and disgusting act that should be experienced by no animal, domestic or wild. Please subject those who disregard the current laws and common sense to do no harm to an animal. Only then will any progress be made. If one cannot care for an animal please allow it to be loved by others and not live in fear, hunger, or neglect without affection. It is one of the most heartless acts one can do to abuse another living entity. There is no excuse for us to watch and give an offender a slap on the wrist for abusing an animal. Sorry for the rant and preaching but its just heartbreaking to know that animals out there are neglected and not given the basic decency of mankind. Makes me sick to my stomach to know the fear these offenders instill in an animal and yet they will still be loyal and learn how to love and feel safe once again. Thanks for everyone who took time to sign it and thanks for those who do so much on a daily basis to protect animals everywhere.
May 5th, 2016
Someone from Great Mills, MD writes:
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Animal abusers need to be caught, punished & fined. It's not an animal's fault they're loyal to what they know from even an abuser. So tired of bully breed being blamed, Pitt bulls especially, they are amazing, loving dogs even after being abused. Just rescue one to learn how much they'll love you for it.

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