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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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Apr 26th, 2016
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I am sickened by the animal abuse. There is no excuse for it and unless and until these despicable people are given stiffer sentences it will continue. What low lives hurt a defenseless animal? Why does it take public outrage to bring these people to justice? Have you no compassion? I personally intervene every chance I can. Now it's up to the powers that be to make it legal.
Apr 25th, 2016
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The US needs to enforce stricter animal cruelty laws in all 50 states. Animals have feelings and needs just as humans do and when someone inflicts pain or suffering they should be prosecuted to the fullest extent....we are their voice and stricter laws need to be enforced in order for things to change.
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Someone from Salem, VA writes:
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WE NEED TO STRENGTHEN OUR LAWS AGAINST ANIMAL ABUSE. NOWHERE IN THE WORLD IS SO MUCH CRUELTY TO ANIMALS EVIDENT AS IT EXISTS IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. EVEN WILDLIFE IS KILLED BY THE MILLIONS EACH YEARS. JUST THINK OF THIS STATISTIC, IN 2014 THE USFWS HAS KILLED 2,7 MILLION WILD ANIMAL. MOST OF THEM CRUELTY RELATED. WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE. WHY DO PEOPLE SEEM TO HAVE THE NEED TO HARM OR CRUELLY TREAT ANIMALS? IT'S FAR TO OFTEN THAT CRUELTY OCCURS ON A DAILY BASIS. THERE IS A LING BETWEEN CRUELTY TO ANIMALS AND THE MURDEROUS ACTIONS OF SO MANY EACH AND EVERY DAY IN AMERICA. WE NEED STRONGER LAWS TO PROECT OUR SENTIENT BEINGS. I URGE YOU, MR PRESIDENT TO CONSIDER MAKING CHANGES TO PUT THOSE IN PRISON WHO HARM ANIMALS. THANK YOU! THE PUBLIC IS FED UP WITH ALL OF THE CRIME IN OUR NATION AS A WHOLE. WHAT'S UP WITH THAT? IS IT BUSINESS TO BRING IN MONEY. TO KEEP EVERYONE BUSY!
Apr 18th, 2016
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Someone from Schoharie, NY writes:
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I AM A VOICE FOR THE VOICELESS...do not turn your back on these poor defenseless animals that ONLY need love, food and water!
Apr 18th, 2016
Someone from Modesto, CA writes:
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All animals deserve the utmost of protection from abuse! We MUST speak for those that are unable to speak for themselves! Just say "No ~ Animal Abuse will NOT be tolerated"!
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Anyone who can be cruel to animals needs to be sanctioned. Let it be known this type of behavior will not be tolerated and it should be felony charges, stiff fines, jail time and no owning or possessing any animal...
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Someone from Dexter, NY writes:
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Evolved human beings cannot tolerate animal cruelty any more than cruelty to humans. All lives matter, regardless of the form they take.
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