Change animal cruelty laws from a misdemeanor to a felony
  • Petitioned Illinois State law

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Illinois State law

Change animal cruelty laws from a misdemeanor to a felony

    1. Katie Brown
    2. Petition by

      Katie Brown

      glenview, IL

I read in the paper that a man tried to hang his dog on the south side of Chicago, yet no information was given on if this dog even survived or what happened to it. I researched what will happen to the man who attempted hanging his dog and was alarmed that we give nothing but a slap on the wrist for actions like this. Most of us treat our animals like they are part of our family, yet since they don't have a voice to cry for help we do not have equal laws when cruelty occurs. Please be an advocate for animals and help change the law from a misdemeanor to a felony for animal cruelty.

Recent signatures


    1. The dog was alive and at Animal Care and Control Center last I heard!

      Katie Brown
      Petition Organizer

      This helps keep everyone involved and updated on the dog who was involved in a particular case of animal cruelty in Chicago.

    2. Reached 100 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • leslie hosick HILLSBORO, IL
      • about 2 years ago

      I'm signing because animals are dependant on us for care and love. If someone can abuse a defenceless animal what else are they capable of? My animals are the only things in this world that I know will always love me and never hurt me.

    • Marci Jacobson DAVEPORT, IA
      • over 2 years ago

      ALL states should have harsh consequences for animal abusers!

    • wendy bays HIJKLMNOP, CANADA
      • over 2 years ago

      Please make this change!


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