Classify animal abuse as a felony charge bearing a more strict punishment
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Animal Abuse Law

Classify animal abuse as a felony charge bearing a more strict punishment

    1. amanda finnigan
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      amanda finnigan

      Wyandotte, MI

This petition was created for the rights of animals. An individual that purposely commits a heinous act towards an animal, domesticated or not, should be tried as if this abuse were towards a human bearing a felony charge including but not limited to up to 5 years in jail and a $100,000 fine punishable by law. Laws needs to be created to enforce this justice for these poor abused and neglected animals. To be considered a felony crime, the neglect/abuse needs to be with purpose, and inflict pain on the animal. Such cases include but not limited to: leaving an animal outside for an substantial amount of time (2+ hours), not feeding an animal when it is the owners responsibility, inflicting pain on the animal using force, objects, fire, chemicals, or weapons, and any other event that will lead to the abuse/neglect of an animal. All animals shall be removed from the posession of convicted person(s). During investigations, the animal shall remain in the custody of a reliable person(s), and can include shelters, pounds, or abuse centers for animals. Any person convicted of a felony count of animal abuse shall have their name(s) added to a list that refuses them access to any animal(s) through adoption, purchase, or ownership for the rest of their life. This list shall be shared between states, and should be updated on a weekly basis by law officials or anyone willing to update the list, say each counties abuse center. This is not an official law, this is only a petition that will ask the federal and state law officials to create stricter laws against animal abuse and neglect. This petition was started after Angel, an abused dog, lost her life to animal cruelty on November 22, 2012 @ 1:45 pm. This petition is designed to fight for the rights of animals, they do not have a voice, so by signing this petition, you are their voice. You are agreeing that these laws need to be created and placed into effect as soon as possible. No longer will animal abuse be accepted because we are all animals and we need to protect those who cannot speak for themselves. Thank you for support, and please pass this petition as far as you can reach.

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Animal Abuse Law
Classify animal abuse as a felony charge bearing a more strict punishment

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    1. Thanks!!

      amanda finnigan
      Petition Organizer

      Just wanted to thank everyone for signing my petition. This petition is used as a means to statistically represent that change is needed. I can only hope word will keep spreading, and laws for our furfriends can be placed into action.

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    • greg finley SYRACUSE, NY
      • 3 months ago

      I work for help save the animals and recently saved a cat that was thrown from a car we had him 2 weeks and yesterday had to have him put down because of problems the first owner appartently didn't want to take care of I feel if you take an animal what gives you the right to throw it away if you don't want to care for it

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    • Alisa M. Wright ALEXANDRIA, VA
      • 3 months ago

      MAKE THE LAW ALREADY. How many more animals will be harmed the longer it takes to get it done and working!!!

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    • kathryn barrett LOS ANGELES, CA
      • 3 months ago

      Animals are sentient beings that experience emotions and feel pain. They are easy targets for humans to visit violence upon and have no voice to report who their abuser is, if they survive the abuse. Every single serial killer has been an animal abuser before graduating to killing humans. We must send a clear message on intolerance for any act that causes pain and suffering to another living sentient being.

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    • Donna Pakravan MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
      • 5 months ago

      animals are not ours to use and abuse!

      THIS IS WRONG!

      don't wish and commit something upon something else if you wouldn't on yourself!

      this is incredibly heartbreaking!

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    • Marie Henson BORON, CA
      • 5 months ago

      What you do to the least of them you do unto ME. The words of Jesus the Christ.

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