We are proposing a solution to a problem that is of great concern to many. This is of an urgent Nationwide matter. The numbers of our companion dogs and cats destroyed in shelters every day, is staggering. Obviously if there were laws such as this in place, it would allow the shelter pets more time to be adopted before being destroyed. But there are multitudes more coming in,..and for these also, put to death...on and on and so further on...; With a law such as this passed, there should be exceptions allowed along with a note from a veterinarian. Keeping in mind that there will be many that would not comply or get caught, we firmly believe that it will still cut down dramatically the devastation because of those that Will comply..People would't find it so hard to have their pet fixed, knowing they'd face a substancial fine should they not comply. It's time for change. One just can't hope pet owners do the responsible thing..(although I'm sure many do), there are far more that DO NOT. Too many are complacent, or ignorant and indifferent. Thus it is become a cruel and complete holocaust of countless good and innocent animals...and That....is a Travesty.
“Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight.” Albert Schweitzer
"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
A few recent comments:
("Kenya has a mandatory spay/neuter program, they help if the owner cannot afford neutering, and they have a no kill policy for healthy animals.
In the Third World Country!
America, your priorities are skewed.").
("Please consider this bill as it is a necessary step in controlling the animal population. Not only will it help to reign in animal cruelty brought about by puppy mills, but it will help towns and communities with monies spent on animal control facilities, strays, and shelters. Please - be the voice for those who are voiceless! Thank you.")
("This is something that needs to happen .. we have tried leaving it to peoples good sense & it got us to where we are today! With millions of companion animals being killed in shelters each year. It is a shameful situation & implementing spay neuter laws would go a very long way to fixing it . Defiantly a Must Sign").
("That healthy, adoptable dogs and cats killed each day in the U.S. is itself a crime. These pets feel fear and pain; all they want is a good home. We allow people to breed their dogs and cats with no regard to the outcome, which is more deaths in shelters, funded by taxpayer dollars. Mandatory spay/neuter laws make sense").
"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." (M. Gandhi)
**** See the "petition letter" for many improved edits! thx friends...
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