Make Animal Cruelty a Federal Crime

Make Animal Cruelty a Federal Crime

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Jazmin Lozano started this petition to U.S. House of Representatives and

Animal Cruelty and Neglect is a serious issue everywhere, including the U.S. Currently, only 46 of 50 states have laws regarding animal abuse,cruelty,neglect, etc. My goal here is to change that, as well as to reinforce the consequences. Cases of animal abuse tend to be overlooked, leaving abusers to go on to torture and potentially kill innocent animals. Out of all the cases that are reported, and successfully go to court, the abuser is charged with a misdemeanor, fined up to 1,000$ and/or up to a year in jail. I find this inadequate and disappointing. Animals are our best friends, our loving companions. They are innocent, kind hearted, and extremely loyal. Most pet owners call them their children, as do I. I believe in true justice; a chance for our beloved companions to have a voice. Throughout all the cruelty in this world, why should theirs be overlooked? Make animal abuse a federal crime in any and all cases. Neglect, abuse, and torture is inexcusable. Sentencing should be raised to at least 7 years and should be 25 years at the most. Killing an animal is no different that killing a child. We think of them as children, they look up to us for love and care, they are so loyal despite anything and everything we might do. Let us give back by giving them the justice they deserve. Thank you so much. 

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