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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!!
Public Comments
Mar 27th, 2016
Someone from Sanger, CA writes:
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We must act now to make Animal Cruelty be taken seriously and charged with strong sentences to ensure the safety of the innocent beings and our citizens. Please act sir.
Mar 27th, 2016
Someone from Sanger, CA writes:
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We must act now to make Animal Cruelty be taken seriously and charged with strong sentences to ensure the safety of the innocent beings and our citizens. Please act sir.
Mar 26th, 2016
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Mar 19th, 2016
Someone from Santa Cruz, CA writes:
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Please help now....please
Mar 18th, 2016
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Mar 17th, 2016
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Mar 16th, 2016
Someone from Reno, NV writes:
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Please help them!!!
Mar 16th, 2016
Someone from Ashland, KY writes:
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I agree, harsher penalties should be given to those who harm other animals. It isn't a far reach to think someone willing to harm defenseless animals would just as easily harm another person as well. These are violent acts. I'm ok with hunting for sustenance, etc., but not the harming of animals for no (or selfish) reasons.
Mar 13th, 2016
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Mar 4th, 2016
Someone from Kennett Square, PA writes:
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I agree with the previous letter and would hope that laws in Pennsylvania would also be made stronger.
Mar 4th, 2016
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Feb 29th, 2016
Someone from Little Neck, NY writes:
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STOP ANIMAL ABUSE !!!!!!!!!!!!
Feb 29th, 2016
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Feb 27th, 2016
Someone from Charlotte, NC writes:
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I can't believe nonviolent drug offenders are imprisoned, while these violent sadists walk free. A similar comparison can be made with property crime: If someone stole my car, I'd be mad but I'd get another one. If someone killed my pet, I'd be devastated. But which criminal would get the harsher sentence? I think we all know. Animals are not "property." They are sentient. They are family. Our animal cruelty laws are ridiculously outdated and a very far cry from what the majority of Americans want. There has been some progress, but not enough and it has taken too long. Please do something sweeping and decisive to make America a more just and civilized nation.
Feb 26th, 2016
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Feb 24th, 2016
Someone from Addison, IL writes:
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Not just cruelty against domestic animals but for animals in factory farms. They should be treated humanely to say the least, since we're taking their lives. Its appalling to see what is done to them. Even if you eat meat, if you respect animals and know that they feel pain, please do something. The undercover videos are horrendous and I can't believe a sophisticated country like ours, could treat animals like this. Think of the saying by Ghandi: "The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way it's animals are treated" If you have a heart, please do what is right. The animals and I implore you!
Feb 24th, 2016
Someone from Addison, IL writes:
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Not just cruelty against domestic animals but for animals in factory farms. They should be treated humanely to say the least, since we're taking their lives. Its appalling to see what is done to them. Even if you eat meat, if you respect animals and know that they feel pain, please do something. The undercover videos are horrendous and I can't believe a sophisticated country like ours, could treat animals like this. Think of the saying by Ghandi: "The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way it's animals are treated" If you have a heart, please do what is right. The animals and I implore you!
Feb 23rd, 2016
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Feb 17th, 2016
Someone from Medford, OR writes:
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You must do more to stop this hellish torture to animals all across the nation. I do not eat nor use animal products. That man is allowed to run these factories of torture chambers against animals is hell on earth. How can this even take place?

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