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To make a national law for animal cruelty in the United State.
  • Petitioned The U.S. House and Senate and President.
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Lita Wester

To make a national law for animal cruelty in the United State.

    1. Lita Wester
    2. Petition by

      Lita Wester

      Waterloo, IA

As it stands now there is no national law to stop and prevent animal abuse or cruelty in the U.S. The federal government can and should enact strict laws to deal with a problem that is growing every day. As it stands now dogs, in particular—are the most common victims of animal cruelty. Of 1,880 cruelty cases* reported in the media in 2007: 64.5% (1,212) involved dogs 18% (337) involved cats 25% (470) involved other animals. The shocking number of cruelty cases reported daily in the media is only the tip of the iceberg. Most cases are never reported, and most animal suffering goes unrecognized and unabated. Government data scholarly studies of the prevalence of animal cruelty in domestic violence cases reveals a staggering number of animals are victimized by abusive partners each year.

The HSUS (Humane Society of the United States) estimates that nearly 1 million animals a year are abused or killed in connection with domestic violence. 71% of domestic violence victims report that their abuser also targeted their animal (Ascione, 1997). In 2007, 7% of media-reported animal cruelty cases either occured in the context of a domestic dispute or involved a person with a history of domestic violence. While animal abuse is not always crossed by state or local jurisdictions there is no way to keep track of offenders across jurisdictions when it does occur. A federal law will have records of whom and where the abuse/cruelty happened. From there an online registry added to this law will make it easier to track the offenders. This is important for animals shelters and breeders to able to know so another animal isn't adopted or bought to have another animal abused.

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    1. Reached 1,500 signatures
    2. Decision-maker The U.S. House and Senate and President. responds:

      The U.S. House and Senate and President.

      The severe and continuous abuse of animals in this country can no longer go unanswered. Laws must be passed to protect our beloved animals who cannot speak or defend themselves from human cruelty.


    3. Decision-maker The U.S. House and Senate and President. responds:

      The U.S. House and Senate and President.

      it is past time


    4. Decision-maker The U.S. House and Senate and President. responds:

      The U.S. House and Senate and President.

      There should be a very strict penalty for those who abuse animals. Animals need us all to speak up for them when there are horrible people abusing them.


    5. Decision-maker The U.S. House and Senate and President. responds:

      The U.S. House and Senate and President.

      more jail time


    6. Decision-maker The U.S. House and Senate and President. responds:

      The U.S. House and Senate and President.

      SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSHARE the love


    7. Decision-maker The U.S. House and Senate and President. responds:

      The U.S. House and Senate and President.

      They know nothing and give but love and desirve to be treated. so.They teach US So much. Love, Honorability, Nobility, Respect,


    8. Decision-maker The U.S. House and Senate and President. responds:

      The U.S. House and Senate and President.

      I'd like to thank you all for SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSHAREN you love and help protect our babies


    9. Reached 1,000 signatures

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    • Luis Eduardo Barboza SAN JOSé, COSTA RICA
      • 8 months ago

      No a la crueldad con los animales.

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    • Ana Pérez Marín BARAKALDO, BIZKAIA, SPAIN, SPAIN
      • 8 months ago

      No hay perros asesinos; hay dueños malos!!!

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    • Terrie Phillips BREMOMD, TX
      • 10 months ago

      Animal abuse or neglect goes hand and hand with child and elder abuse. I think the time has come that schools must teach animal awareness starting with K through 12.I find more and more children see animals as things, not living beings. If we could educate the children about taking care of helpless animals and the inner joy that is there from sharing your life with animals, would the kindness and compassion levels go up as these children grew into adults. I think that could be the best gift mankind could give itself.

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    • Stacy Vogt SEYMOUR, MO
      • 12 months ago

      There should be laws in place for animal cruelty, especially if Obama wants to call us the Superpower of the world. Shouldn't we lead by example??? It is very wrong that there are none in place for abuse, zoophilia or breeding. Not even lab testing on animals. All of these practices are abusive & unecessary. There needs to be something done about this. It doesn't take many to make a law. But, it takes honesty to stand up & say you are the best country in the world.

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    • Heather Kirk NOTTINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 12 months ago

      It's every animal's right!!

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