• Petitioning Utah State House

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Utah State House
Utah-023
State Sen. Todd Weiler
Utah-003
State Sen. Gene Davis
Utah-025
State Sen. Lyle Hillyard
Utah-001
State Sen. Luz Robles
Utah-013
State Sen. Mark Madsen
Utah-029
State Sen. Stephen Urquhart
Utah-012
State Sen. Daniel Thatcher
Utah-028
State Sen. Evan Vickers
Utah-004
State Sen. Patricia Jones

Please, create and pass Elsa's Law! (for non-Utah signers only)

    1. Elisabeth Carroll
    2. Petition by

      Elisabeth Carroll

      Salt Lake City, UT

Found frozen to the ground--yet still alive!--in Enoch, Utah, on January 2, 2014, 1-½ year-old Elsa did not need to suffer fatal neglect, yet, because the penalty for cruelty to animals is little more than a slap on the wrist in Utah, Elsa’s former owner cannot be brought to full justice. Elsa was taken to Dust Devil Ranch Sanctuary for Horses near Cedar City, Utah, but, despite valiant efforts to save her, she died on January 18, in the arms of Ginger Grimes, Director, and surrounded by loving volunteers. I am horrified by Elsa's story and created this petition to let the Utah Legislature know that outraged people around the United States--and the world!--support the citizens of Utah in refusing to stand for this injustice and demanding the law be changed.

We ask Senators Davis, Vickers, Madsen, Hilyard, Jones, Robles, Thatcher, Urquhart and Weiler, and Representative Westwood, to introduce a bill to change the inadequate punishment to a Second Degree Felony with a sentence of 1 to 15 years and a possible fine of up to $10,000.

"Elsa’s Law", Utah Legislature, in 76-9-301. Cruelty to animals, Utah Code, please designate equines (horses) as “companion animals”, instead of “livestock”, and/or change the violation of Subsection 2, “fail[ure] to provide necessary food, water, care, or shelter for an animal in the person's custody”, from a Class B or C misdemeanor to a Second Degree Felony with a sentence of 1 to 15 years in prison and a possible fine of up to $10,000.

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    • Heidi Lopez LAS VEGAS, NV
      • 8 days ago

      I believe someone needs to be the voice for these beautiful animals!!

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    • Wendy Scott CEDAR, MN
      • 17 days ago

      No animal should suffer like Elsa did, EVER! That is just not acceptable!

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    • Brenda Gilliland CHARLESTON, SC
      • 17 days ago

      No creature should have to endure this level of cruelty. Any human capable of inflicting such pain on any living creature cannot possess the normal human traits of compassion, consideration, or respect....whether toward an animal or a fellow human being. They have no regard for life. If capable of these atrocities that are too widespread across America, these who inflict such pain and suffering will stop at nothing. They are capable of any act of cruelty and abuse. Please help end such cruelty, neglect, and abuse.

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    • Tammy Miles FRIENDSWOOD, TX
      • 20 days ago

      No animal should be treated this awful way!!

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    • RUTH ASHCRAFT MENIFEE, CA
      • 21 days ago

      abusing a helpless animal should carry the same penalty as child abuse. Both are completely dependent on us, as humans, to care for them properly. There is NO EXCUSE for animal abuse.

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