Our pets deserve better than to be considered personal property. Under Massachusetts law and laws in many other states our pets are considered to be personal property, the same as a piece of furniture. This is outrageous! They are living beings, loyal members of our families and loving companions! This status is so dangerous for our fur babies. It allows for animal abusers to get light sentences for crimes committed against these innocent babies, it also minimizes our ability to take action when we see an animal in need. Please sign this petition to change the legal status of our pets from personal property to living beings and companions. Our pets are always there for us, now they need us to speak up for them and give them the protection under the law they deserve!