President Barack H. Obama: Change Laws Where Dogs and Cats are No Longer Considered "Property".
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President Barack H. Obama: Change Laws Where Dogs and Cats are No Longer Considered "Property".

    1. Robert Lasco
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      Robert Lasco

      Brooklyn, NY

We feel that, by changing the definition of the legal term "property" as defined under the Constitution to ONLY pertain to inanimate objects and not our pets, it will open the doors for far stricter animal rights and animal protection laws to be created and enforced a lot more strongly. We also feel that the sale of dogs and cats should be outlawed and the only way they can be acquired is through legal adoption processes. With a change in this definition, we would hope to see animals no longer crowded in kill shelters and put to death but instead allowed to exist in sanctuaries funded by tax dollars through government subsidies.

Dogs and cats are intelligent, thinking and feeling sentient beings, not inanimate objects like a car, house, furniture or a cell phone. As long as they are considered property, many people often feel they can do whatever they please with their pets - like abuse them, beat them, starve them, neglect them, discard them, torture them and even kill them and not have to worry about any serious legal penalties or repercussions. We feel that once the law is changed to no longer consider them property but instead as living companions, the laws will then need to be made to make penalties for abuse and neglect far more severe -- the same way it is for children.

To:
New York Governor
President of the United States
New York State Senate
New York State House
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives
Change Laws Where Dogs and Cats are No Longer Considered "Property".

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    1. Police Shoot, Kill Dog While Going To A Wrong House By Mistake

      Robert Lasco
      Petition Organizer

      If there is every a reason to have these laws change to no longer consider our dogs and cat property, this story is a prime and perfect example:

      http://denver.cbslocal.com/2013/01/15/police-shoot-kill-dog-when-going-to-a-home-by-mistake/#.UQBmYXPlNhk.facebook

      Police Shoot, Kill Dog When Going To A Home By Mistake

      ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) - An Adams County man is in shock after he says deputies shot and killed his dog. Jeff Fisher said deputies went to his house by mistake. He said when they forced their way through the door his dog Ziggy ran outside and an Adams County Sheriff's deputy shot and killed him.

    2. Reached 500 signatures
    3. Constitutional Definition of Property

      Robert Lasco
      Petition Organizer

      This link takes you to an article that discusses, under "Natural Rights" the differences between "Personal Security" and "Personal Property": http://constitution.org/powright.htm

    4. Important Article on Animal Rights Laws

      Robert Lasco
      Petition Organizer

      I think this article threads very well through the fabric of what this petition is all about. http://www.nathanwinograd.com/?p=7765

      Friends Don't Let Friends Kill Dogs : Nathan J Winograd

      On June 2, 2009, Avery escaped from his yard and was picked up by an animal control officer. His family went to animal control to pick up Avery but they did not have enough money to pay the fees.

    5. Reached 100 signatures

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