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Harsher penalties for animal abuse and neglect

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It is obvious why this is important, and of great concern to many. Advocates try very hard to be a voice and bring awareness for important causes such as this.This concerns not only abusers of our animals in the circus..(please ban animals from the circus), but for dogs, cats, horses, and ANY animals that suffer abuse or neglect, including those from back yard breeders and puppy mills. (Please abolish puppy mills). And please make dog fighting a felony in every state. Gas chambers and heart sticking needs to be banned everywhere, as they are very cruel forms of euthanization. Further, BSL needs to end. Certainly, our animals have rights too. Stiffer penalties are needed!  Time to send a stronger message and make more examples of those that abuse animals! I am surely not the only petition concerning this issue..please sign everywhere you can for stiffer penalties against animal abusers! Thankyou.


“Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight.” Albert Schweitzer


 " Compassion for animals is intimately connected with goodness of character; and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man." Arthur Schopenhauer

"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

Hear our prayer O Lord ... for animals that are overworked, underfed, and cruelly treated; for all wistful creatures in captivity that beat their wings against bars; for any that are hunted or lost or deserted or frightened or hungry; for all that must be put to death.... And for those who deal with them we ask a heart of compassion and gentle hands and kindly words. Make us true friends of the animals and so to share the blessings of the merciful. Dr. Albert Schweitzer


“Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight.” Albert Schweitzer





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