Reach out to your local representatives. Let them know you want stronger laws to prosecute and incarcerate these despicable animal abusers.
Millions of animals are subjected to abuse every minute of every day all around the world. This includes dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, horses, cows, elephants, and other creatures.
There should be a recognized national registry for offenders. Once convicted of animal abuse, that person should not be allowed to have an animal again. If they violate that, they go back to jail.
Demand that laws are revised to make animal abuse a Felony. There must be prison terms, higher fines, mandatory community service and education.
Laws must empower police and humane societies to remove an animal from an abusive situation much sooner, just as a child is removed from an abusive home.
Laws must give Prosecutors a greater range of charges to bring against an abuser. Judges must be given leeway to impose harsher sentences.
We should also change how animals are designated in law. Right now they are considered property. Do you think of your fur-child as property, or as your cherished companion?
Don’t wait for someone else to make a difference. Reach out to your local reps, State reps, the White House and even Media! Let them know how you feel about this important issue.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ~ Margaret Mead