Harsher penalties for animal abuse and neglect
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Harsher penalties for animal abuse and neglect

    1. Jody Lucia
    2. Petition by

      Jody Lucia

      Duncannon, PA

It is obvious why this is important, and of great concern to many. Advocates try very hard to be a voice and bring awareness for important causes such as this.This concerns not only abusers of our animals in the circus..(please ban animals from the circus), but for dogs, cats, horses, and ANY animals that suffer abuse or neglect, including those from back yard breeders and puppy mills. (Please abolish puppy mills). And please make dog fighting a felony in every state. Gas chambers and heart sticking needs to be banned everywhere, as they are very cruel forms of euthanization. Further, BSL needs to end. Certainly, our animals have rights too. Stiffer penalties are needed!  Time to send a stronger message and make more examples of those that abuse animals! I am surely not the only petition concerning this issue..please sign everywhere you can for stiffer penalties against animal abusers! Thankyou.

 

“Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight.” Albert Schweitzer

 

 " Compassion for animals is intimately connected with goodness of character; and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man." Arthur Schopenhauer

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. I hold that the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man." -Gandhi

Hear our prayer O Lord ... for animals that are overworked, underfed, and cruelly treated; for all wistful creatures in captivity that beat their wings against bars; for any that are hunted or lost or deserted or frightened or hungry; for all that must be put to death.... And for those who deal with them we ask a heart of compassion and gentle hands and kindly words. Make us true friends of the animals and so to share the blessings of the merciful. Dr. Albert Schweitzer

 

“Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight.” Albert Schweitzer

 

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    1. Reached 2,000 signatures
    2. A positive response from Rep. Tim Holden!

      Jody Lucia
      Petition Organizer


      December 23, 2011

      Jody Lucia
      4 Towpath Rd
      Duncannon, PA 17020-9615

      Dear Ms. Lucia:

      Thank you for contacting me to express your thoughts on animal welfare. I appreciate hearing from you on these important issues.

      We have a responsibility as a nation to care for animals and to protect those that have no voice. Congress is working towards protecting animals through several bills that have been introduced. These bills include H.R. 1725, which seeks to protect animals from different forms of cruelty, especially devocalization. Another bill, H. Res. 220, would make the first Saturday in October "National Animal Rescue Day" in order to inform Americans about animal adoption, creating a humane environment for pets, and other issues. This legislation has been referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Presently, H.R. 1725 has been referred to the House Committee on Agriculture for debate. As a ranking member on this committee, I will be

    3. Reached 250 signatures

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    • susan Lane TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      ANIMALS DESERVE OUR LOVE AND PROTECTION, NOT THIS DISGUSTING ABUSE

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    • Joan Lemont BEAVERTON, OR
      • almost 2 years ago

      I am a human being. It is dangerous for sociopaths who mistreat living beings to even be around living beings, human children, adults and any other animals. Significant fines and extremely long, if possible permanent prison sentences would only begin to compensate for their harm and would protect living beings.

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    • barbara mckenzie RIVERDALE, GA
      • almost 2 years ago

      We have to stand up and speak out to protect the ones who can't....

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    • MARITSA VERCAUTEREN DENDERMONDE, BELGIUM
      • almost 2 years ago

      THAT ANIMAL ABUSES STOPTED

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    • meier bernadette SAINT DIZIER, FRANCE
      • almost 2 years ago

      JE SUIS POURDES PEINES SEVERES CONTRE TOUT ACTES DE CRUAUTE CONTRE LES ANIMAUX

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