• 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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    • Cheryl Murchison NEWPORT BEACH, CA
      • 14 minutes ago

      This is an outrage what this baby endured at the hands of this monster. This cruelty must be stopped may Elsa's death not be in vain.

      God Bless this sweet girl

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    • Heidi Barker SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA
      • 31 minutes ago

      The inhumane treatment that many animals, especially horses are made to endure has got to stop!

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    • Camille Burks PATTERSON, CA
      • about 1 hour ago

      Because this entire incident, and situation breaks my heart, and I hate animal abusers!

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    • Sarah likins MERIDIAN, ID
      • about 2 hours ago

      im signing because it's the RIGHT thing to do!

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    • Geneva Kish ROANOKE, VA
      • about 2 hours ago

      People must accept the responsibility they take on when getting animals. The unspoken promise to Feed , Water and provide shelter from the elements and any medical attention needed to keep them healthy

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