Stop animal abuse in Ohio, Change Ohio State Law 959.02

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We are petitioning Junior Senator of Ohio Rob Portman and Senior Senator, Sherrod Brown.

In Ohio, law 959.02 states,

"No person shall maliciously, or willfully, and without the consent of the owner, kill or injure a horse, mare, foal, filly, jack, mule, sheep, goat, cow, steer, bull, heifer, ass, ox, swine, dog, cat, or other domestic animal that is the property of another. This section does not apply to a licensed veterinarian acting in an official capacity."

But nowhere in there does it say that whomever owns the domestic animal does not have the right to harm, kill, injure, etc.

Is this okay? Just because I own the animal does not give me the right to kill, and/or injure it in any way shape or form. The animals need justice as much as the people do

Many animal abusers are not given proper punishments, and therefore, the animals suffer. Sometimes much more than the people do. 

The fine for animal abusing is at minimum, 300 dollars, no hours of community service, and no days/months/years in jail/prison

I believe that for the animals, the punishments for animal abuse should be increased dramatically and the law should be changed, no owner of any domestic animal should have he right to harm and/or injure any animal.

This is not right and MUST be stopped, people should not have the right to do that, or even feel like they can even make an animal feel hurt or abandoned in their own house, or even environment!

If we win, all animals will have the freedom to feel safe, isn't Ohio supposed to feel safe? Like a soft, warm, blanket? Isn't America supposed to be a free country? For animals and huamans alike?

If we lose, this catastrophic law will keep people from paying the proper sentence for a disgusting act that should be illegal. Animals have many rights, feeling safe should be one of them.

If we were all to team up to get our act together and change this outrageous law, I think it would look a little similar to this,

"No person shall maliciously, or willfully, kill or injure a horse, mare, foal, filly, jack, mule, sheep, goat, cow, steer, bull, heifer, ass, ox, swine, dog, cat, or any other domestic animal, This section DOES apply to a licensed veterinarian acting in an official capacity."

Sign to get this law changed and free our animals of this abuse ridden state.

Thank you for your time,

                                         Megan

 

 



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