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Pass Stronger Laws to Fight Animal Abuse
  • Petitioned New York State Senators & Assemblymembers

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New York State Senators & Assemblymembers

Pass Stronger Laws to Fight Animal Abuse

    1. Petition by

      District Attorney Kathleen Rice

New York's animal abuse laws are outdated and ineffective. To protect defenseless animals, we need stronger, clearer laws to hold those who abuse animals criminally responsible.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 2,500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Ziggy Fletcher CARLE PLACE, NY
      • 3 months ago

      There are so many cases that have been in the news recently where the dogs have been tortured, thrown in dumpsters or died due to fighting. Either it is just being reported more or their are a lot more cases of animal cruelty now. Hopefully with the new incentive program for turning in the abusers, more people will be brought to justice. I feel that if they would do this to animals, they could possibly turn to violence against other people.

    • Crystal Henderson PONDER, TX
      • 4 months ago

      I feel that any human that will abuse an animal is capable of harming a human.

    • Lori Dragovich HAW RIVER, NC
      • 6 months ago

      Pictures like this haunt me. I'm thinking that the same laws should apply as if you did something like this to a human. Charge me more in taxes to build the extra prisons - I will pay them gladly!

    • Joan Feldbau FOREST HILLS, NY
      • 6 months ago

      I own many animals and I rescue animals from abuse, it sick that anyone can abuse a living thing.

    • Patricia Falk SYRACUSE, NY
      • 8 months ago

      Companion animals have been bred for thousands of years to live besides us in harmony, and it takes a very violent and vicious person to look at one and be able to commit any act of cruelty. While I would prefer to see companion animal abuse, torture, and illegal killing a potential death penalty case, I'll take whatever harsher punishment we can possibly dole out to subhuman waste who abuse animals.


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