• Petitioned Colorado State Government

This petition was delivered to:

Colorado State Government

Enact stricter law to help protect pets

    1. JOHN LIEBERMAN
    2. Petition by

      JOHN LIEBERMAN

Currently under state law pets are regarded as property. Thus, the penalty for loss, injury, or death of a pet that is caused by another individual is compensation for the market value of the pet (usually a few hundred dollars). In our society, pets, especially dogs and cats, are often regarded as members of the family; pet owners usually have very close bonds to their animal. A few hundred dollars does not seem like an appropriate enough disincentive to deter individuals from willfully causing harm or loss to a beloved pet, and it certainly does not seem like a just punishment for the crime. Conviction should always have the potential for time in prison.

To:
Colorado State Government
Enact stricter law to help protect pets

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 100 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Leslene Dunn CLAREMONT, SOUTH AFRICA
      • over 1 year ago

      This has to be done.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Rebekah Shardy COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
      • over 1 year ago

      We are as ethical as we are active in protecting the most defenseless of beings.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Ben Dibell MESA, AZ
      • over 1 year ago

      Directorate Dictionary: Sentience; the ability to perceive your environment, or a portion of it, with a process of consciousness.

      You can't own another sentient being.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Nikki Magnusson N. LAS VEGAS, NV
      • over 1 year ago

      Pets are family mebers..lots of time invested in their development and care..they are not the same as a piece of property like a car or a couch..

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:

    Develop your own tools to win.

    Use the Change.org API to develop your own organizing tools. Find out how to get started.