Make Animal Abuse a FELONY
  • Petitioned Debbie Stabenow, Chair - Department of Agriculture

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Debbie Stabenow, Chair - Department of Agriculture

Make Animal Abuse a FELONY

    1. Renee Collette
    2. Petition by

      Renee Collette

      Jersey City, NJ

Under the law, animals are considered property - like a piece of furniture or a car. What needs to be changed is how PETS/ANIMALS are classified. Animals should not be considered property under the law because unlike inanimate objects, they are sentient beings with their own lives and interests who can suffer and feel pain.

As long as they are considered property, then evil abusers will only get a slap on the hand rather than a REAL SENTENCE. Animal abuse should be a FELONY across the nation - not debatable - punished to the fullest extent of the law! By that we mean across the nation with the same punishments and sentences. Not those 6 months to 2 year sentences either.

These are living creatures that can't speak for themselves and it is up to us, their rescuers and true owners to keep them safe. If convicted, an abuser should be immediately tagged as not fit to adopt or own an animal or live in a house where there is one.  They need to be stopped NOW.

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      Renee Collette
      Petition Organizer

      I am so happy to read the comments of so many that feel as I do. I thank you who have taken the time to leave your opinions. I have read every single one of them and intend to rewrite the petition adding some of your points. I will keep you updated!

    3. Reached 2,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • marie machado SHIRLEY, NE
      • almost 3 years ago

      animals are living ,breathing ,feeling beings they are not property.they are family.

    • Mícheál Caomhánach LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 3 years ago

      This is what is needed all over the world. Animal Abuse, neglect, bestiality, beating, torture, chaining, no shelter, not feeding causing pain, hunting all crimes against Animals. There should be world wide punishments to fit the crimes. Animals only attack out of fear, defending their young and when they are hungry. Animals are not Sadistic, Sick, Vindictive or Malicious.

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    • Amelia Ojeda MEXICO, MEXICO
      • almost 3 years ago

      we must stop those who abuse animals, because THEY CAN NOT DEFEND

    • Kevin Helwig MONTGOMERY, IL
      • almost 3 years ago

      Stop coddling sick people and take away one of the ways that fuel their sicknesses. A felony for sure, too bad it won't go further and make them suffer the same abuse that they imposed on these innocents. I can live with a felony for these people for now though. One step at a time.

    • Georgi Penev MARHSHVILLE, NC
      • almost 3 years ago

      It should be and not some stinkin' 2 years like Michael Vick and then he can go back to a $7 million dollar job. That is a disgrace!


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