Target: Rep. John Kavanagh
Goal: Applaud Rep. John Kavanagh for his proposal to outlaw giving away live animals as prizes at local events
Arizona Rep. John Kavanagh is standing up for animal rights. He has proposed that it should be illegal to give away a live animal as a prize. He was inspired to act on this issue after he noticed children coming home with rabbits, fish and turtles from a traveling circus. If his proposal becomes law, violators could end up serving jail time and paying a fee. Kavanagh believes that the current system in unfair to animals, and that this proposal can cut down on animal abuse.
Kavanagh’s actions will help control issues of unwanted and unwelcome pets. Kavanagh recently said, “When people want a pet, they plan: They go to a pet store, they buy the appropriate accessories. When your child comes home at 10 o’clock at night with a rabbit, this is something which is not going to end well, for the most part.”
Kavanagh is also standing up for future wanted pets. He is proposing that anyone who is convicted of animal abuse be forbidden to own or care for an animal. He compares the act of abusing an animal to abusing a child. A child abuser wouldn’t be allowed to have a child under their care, and the same should go for animal abuse.
Sign below to thank Rep. John Kavanagh for standing up for animals.
Dear Rep. John Kavanagh,
Animals are sentient beings that unfortunately can’t voice their opinions. By proposing legislation to end animals being given away as prizes and for convicted animal abusers not to be allowed to own pets, you have given animals a voice. People like you make pets a little safer in our country.
Our only hope is that others in positions of power are inspired by your bravery and follow suit behind you. There is so much more to be done to ensure animals everywhere are no longer victims of abuse, but your actions have gotten us one step closer. Arizona pets are very lucky to have you on their side. On behalf of all animals, we thank you for your efforts.
[Your Name Here]
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