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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 17th, 2016
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Apr 17th, 2016
Someone from Yoder, CO writes:
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And while you're at it please make it federally illegal for any state to have Breed Specific Legislation. All lives matter!
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Someone from Lubbock, TX writes:
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we have to stand up and take charge our animal make these pukes pay let them no it not right
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Animals deserve the basic rights that we, ourselves, enjoy every day in this country. The image we send into the world allowing such atrocities to be committed to such innocent creatures is shameful and disgusting and must be stopped.
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God speaks to us through others.
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I am signing this petition because every living being, animal, species...deserves to live each day without pain, torture, heartbreak, neglect or abandonment. Humanity in this world is slipping further and further away from our conciseness each and everyday that passes. Protection is all we can strive to give, to be the voice that never stays quiet when innocent life's can no longer speak. To be a nation that will not stand by but instead take a stand to hold those responsible for unspeakable crimes with harsher punishments and convictions. To start a movement towards setting a being the example for compassion. My heart is broken, I choose to be a voice and to protect because I still have my beating heart, the innocent tortured animals who suffered unspeakable acts of abuse and violence had their hearts murdered, broken and taken away.
Apr 3rd, 2016
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Mar 30th, 2016
Someone from New York, NY writes:
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We have seen it all. The level of animal abuse in our country today is horrific beyond comprehension. I cannot think of any abuse that hasn't been done to animals. The only way that animal abuse could get worse is when, not if, the incidence of abuse rises. Plus, the more horrible the abuse the more horrible people are involved. It isn't a far reach to think someone willing to harm defensless animals would just as easily harm another person or child as well. We must address both issues concurrently in order to save these guiltless animals. I believe that our government has the power to do more than stiffen laws and penalties. Conscience cannot be legislated. I believe that our government by the people, for the people and of the people can and must be proactive rather that reactive. I believe the government has the right and the power to implement ways to influence its people from birth and throughout their lives to live a moral life regardless of their religion or lack thereof. Because of the falling away of many people from religious institutions and because of the struggle to understand separation of church and state, generations of people do not have any moral light whatsoever. Plus we are getting more and more, and therefore also (even) more psychotic creeps. I believe now is the time to implement provision of the moral leadership that our country is painfully missing. Moral corruption is at the crux of our country's descent into atrocities against animals. (I am petitioning separately against all forms of humankind abuse that plagues our country as well). Why not strengthen moral precepts that all people have in common? Could we not fill public schools with lessons on morality? For instance could we not substitute moral subject matter, which would not offend anyone's sensibilities, for subjects now used in children's readers and other school books? Why not integrate things moral into the everyday life of students? Would not students respond well to such surroundings? We all must act against wrong.
Mar 30th, 2016
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Mar 29th, 2016
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Mar 29th, 2016
Someone from Springfield, PA writes:
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We have heard it all. The level of animal abuse in our country today is horrific beyond comprehension. I cannot think of any abuse that hasn't been done to animals. The only way that animal abuse could get worse is when, not if, the incidence of abuse rises. Plus, the more horrible the abuse the more drugs are involved. We must address both issues concurrently in order to save these innocent animals. I believe that our government has the power to do more than stiffen laws and penalties. Conscience cannot be legislated. I believe that our government by the people, for the people and of the people can and must be proactive rather that reactive. I believe the government has the right and the power to implement ways to influence its people from birth and throughout their lives to live a moral life regardless of their religion or lack thereof. Because of the falling away of many people from religious institutions and because of the struggle to understand separation of church and state, generations of people do not have any moral light whatsoever. I believe now is the time to implement provision of the moral leadership that our country is missing. Moral corruption is at the crux of our country's descent into atrocities against animals. (I am petitioning separately against all forms of humankind abuse that plagues our country as well). Why not strengthen moral precepts that all people have in common? Could we not fill public schools with lessons on morality? For instance could we not substitute moral subject matter, which would not offend anyone's sensibilities, for subjects now used in children's readers and other school books? Why not integrate things moral into the everyday life of students? Would not students respond well to such surroundings? We all must act against wrong. We must do it together. We must do it now.
Mar 28th, 2016
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