Petition Closed

Every day, animals are killed in in animal shelters, because the shelters refuse to use the funds available to expand their facilities. This is a barbaric and outdated method for dealing with overcrowding.

Many shelters enforce an absurd 60-90 day "adoption window" during which time, if the animal in question is not adopted, the animal will be put to sleep. Most of these animals are not even fully grown when they are killed.

Worse, many adults refuse to accept responsibility for the care and maintenance of an animal after he/she has been adopted. So in lieu of giving the animal up for adoption, many owners just have the animals killed during times in which said owner is either looking to move, going through a life change, or otherwise cannot be bothered to find a replacement home for said animal.

Let's ask Congress to pass a law that would ban Vets and Shelters from killing animals, except for cases where an animal is a legitimate danger to humans.

Letter to
US Congress
State Senator Napoleon Harris
State Representative Sue Scherer
and 24 others
State Representative Carol Sente
State Representative Robyn Gabel
State Senator John Mulroe
State Representative Natalie Manley
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
Illinois State House
Illinois State Senate
President of the United States
State Representative Robert Martwick
State Representative Timothy Schmitz
State Representative Renee Kosel
State Senator Gary Forby
State Senator Daniel Biss
State Senator Iris Martinez
State Senator Ira Silverstein
State Senator Kwame Raoul
State Senator David Koehler
State Senator Sam McCann
State Representative Michael Zalewski
State Senator Jason Barickman
State Senator Patricia Van Pelt
State Representative Sara Feigenholtz
Illinois Governor
I just signed the following petition addressed to: US Congress.

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Make Euthanasia illegal except in cases where the animal is a danger.

Every day, animals are killed in in animal shelters, because the shelters refuse to use the funds available to expand their facilities. This is a barbaric and outdated method for dealing with overcrowding.

Many shelters enforce an absurd 60-90 day "adoption window" during which time, if the animal in question is not adopted, the animal will be put to sleep. Most of these animals are not even fully grown when they are killed.

Worse, many adults refuse to accept responsibility for the care and maintenance of an animal after he/she has been adopted. So in lieu of giving the animal up for adoption, many owners just have the animals killed during times in which said owner is either looking to move, going through a life change, or otherwise cannot be bothered to find a replacement home for said animal.

It's time we as human beings pass a law that would ban Vets and Shelters from killing animals, except for cases where an animal is a legitimate danger to humans.
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Sincerely,