Animal Abuse Laws: More Strict and More Harsh
  • Petitioned Kentucky House of Reps.

This petition was delivered to:

Kentucky House of Reps.
governor of kentucky
Kentucky State Senate

Animal Abuse Laws: More Strict and More Harsh

    1. Petition by

      M H

      Waltham, MA

Animal abuse, neglect and murder run rampant in Kentucky, especially in areas where people are less educated and are facing difficulties such as poverty, storm damage, etc. A woman let her dog starve to death while she was locked in a crate next to a bag of dog food. The woman received sixty days of house arrest. She was still able to work. Stories like these are a weekly affair.

Stricter animal abuse laws in Kentucky would not only make animal abusers face the realities of what they did, but would prevent many crimes in the first place. Stricter laws would also force the Kentucky State Government to provide more man power for animal rescue and control. Kentucky is a beautiful place with many good people, but "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." (Mahatma Gandhi) Our nation is not great until every state abides by these words.

Sign this petition to change the lives of dogs, cats, horses, and to help many others who are already fighting for the animals in the great state of Kentucky.

To follow updates on my journey in promoting this petition, please visit my new blog!  http://endkentuckyanimalabuse.wordpress.com/

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 2,500 signatures
    2. Interesting Conversation with HSUS...

      M H
      by M H
      Petition Organizer

      So it's clear many KY residents and HSUS don't see eye-to-eye. Let's forget politics and HELP ANIMALS. Stop yelling for your side and ask Kentucky Governor Beshear to make CHANGE! How many more Kentucky residents can we get to sign this petition?

    3. Reached 2,000 signatures
    4. Closer to success!

      M H
      by M H
      Petition Organizer

      700 signatures in 24 hours because YOU SHARED! Thank you! Keep it going!

    5. Reached 1,000 signatures
    6. Sending Letters to Lawmakers!

      M H
      by M H
      Petition Organizer

      Tomorrow I am mailing six letters to Kentucky law-makers (two of whom I've met,) and asking for a personal meeting in June when I return to Floyd County. I plan to present the petition in person...look! It's already more than twenty pages long! Keep sharing with everyone you know...especially KY residents!

      Thank you for your work.
      m

      https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=4956610750950&set=a.4682615341236.2187403.1169419693&type=1&theater

    7. Domestic Abuse Against Animals Law Passed In MA

      M H
      by M H
      Petition Organizer

      This article:
      http://bostonherald.com/news/regional/view/20121128mass_restraining_order_also_protects_dog

      is the type of thing we are fighting for in Kentucky! If one state can do it, so can another! It just took people standing up!

      Keep signing and sharing!

      mh

    8. I can't believe it!

      M H
      by M H
      Petition Organizer

      The last time I asked people to share this petition, it was wildly successful! Do it again!

      I'm still being ignored by the Floyd County and Lexington newspapers. Anyone have any "newsworthy" connections?

      mh

    9. Reached 500 signatures
    10. Keep signing!

      M H
      by M H
      Petition Organizer

      Every time you share this petition, we have more and more reasons for Kentucky to change!

      I plan to present this petition to members of government in person in June. Can we reach 1000 signatures for the animals?,

      I THINK WE CAN.

    11. Reached 250 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Michele Clay ASHLAND, KY
      • over 1 year ago

      I am an animal lover and foster mom for animals in need.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Susan Shipman CHICAGO, IL
      • over 1 year ago

      I am a court advocate for animal abuse and the laws haven't begun to knick the surface of the scum that abuse animals!

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Maryann Griffith BLACKWOD, NJ
      • over 1 year ago

      Because it is extremely hurtful!!!!!!

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Sonya Armenia Hunter HULL, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      to save every animal i can from being hurt & killed for anything !

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Madelon Michel NIJEHOLTPADE, NETHERLANDS
      • over 1 year ago

      I have a dog and I love it. I cannot imagine to do anything to hurt him. Although he is big (a Saint Bernard) he is still helpless without me. All animals are vulnerable and should be cared for. If someone hurts a defenseless animal he should be harsly punished!

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:

    Develop your own tools to win.

    Use the Change.org API to develop your own organizing tools. Find out how to get started.