Introduce Mandatory Fines for Animal Fighting


Target: Colorado State Governor John Hickenlooper

Goal: Introduce mandatory fines for animal fighting.

Animal fighting is already a felony in Colorado, and now those found guilty will pay a mandatory fine, pending legislation. Currently, fines are only given at the judge’s discretion, but the introduction of mandatory fines will ensure these criminals receive the full consequence of their actions. Doing so will also increase incentive to act in accordance with animal rights laws and play an important role in the fight against animal cruelty. Urge Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper to pass this legislation and ensure every case of animal fighting receives proper punishment.

The introduction of mandatory fines will send a strong message to the state demonstrating a zero tolerance policy. Cases of animal fighting will be clear and concise and there will no longer be any doubt surrounding the severity of their punishment. Such fines are crucial when dealing with animal abuse cases because they convey the importance of treating animals with the utmost respect.

Unfortunately, animal fighting is still considered a form of entertainment for sick individuals, and stricter laws will force many to reconsider their actions. Mandatory fines are not the answer to animal fighting, but will absolutely play a vital role in protecting animals and establishing a society that refuses to tolerate all forms of animal cruelty. Please sign this petition to urge Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper to implement mandatory fines for all cases of animal fighting.


Dear Governor Hickenlooper,

Cases of animal fighting in Colorado do not currently carry mandatory fines and many criminals are able to walk away with relatively minor punishment. This does little to convey the importance of acting in accordance with animal rights laws. Those found guilty will find little to deter them from committing these crimes in the future and a culture of animal cruelty will thrive. I urge you to implement mandatory fines for anyone found guilty of animal fighting, and take a strong stance against all forms of animal cruelty.

Animal fighting continues to be a disturbing form of entertainment that perpetuates a culture in which animals are treated as puppets rather than living beings. Though little can be done to change the nature of these sick individuals, there is plenty of room to increase punishment for animal fighting. Colorado has expressed its desire to implement mandatory fines for every individual involved in animal fighting, and you have an excellent opportunity to make an extremely positive change for the state.

Please pass legislation to implement mandatory fines for animal fighting, and play a vital role in the fight against animal cruelty.


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  1. paula eaton says:

    And make them pay for any vet bills as well as the cost of the rescue.

  2. Despina M. Andrelus says:

    Abuse is the ultimate betrayal towards any living soul and absolutely heartbreaking all the way around. You simply can not do such a horrific thing without it killing the best in you. Period. But in case there are any out there who couldn’t care less about torturing animals – which says a lot about you, as well – then think on this: If you find people happily willing to hurt an animal in any way, they are actually finding a venue to act out their deepest, most inner evil fantasies of twisted sickness. There’s nothing more revolting than that. Aside from this, it has been proven over and over again that people who have horrid intents with animals, get bored with them soon enough, ultimately leading them to bigger prey, moving up to people, in order to re-ignite and enhance the excitement that the torturing of animals used to provide. It’s simply never enough. And do not forget, these horrendous monsters also end up raising their children in “the game”, breeding evil, little sickos to continue on “the trade”… no doubt causing abuse in every level of their lives, as well. It’s just a revolting cycle that will never end until someone gets into it and breaks the heart-wrenching pattern. So, even if an animal is not of your utmost concern, then note that it will not stop there. It is just a start. And it is just a matter of time.

  3. Despina M. Andrelus says:

    “A righteous man regards the life of animals.” – PROVERBS 12:10; “If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion & pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.” – ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI; “Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.” – MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.; “I hope to make people realize how totally helpless animals are, how dependent on us, trusting as a child must that we will be kind and take care of their needs… (They) are an obligation put on us, a responsibility we have no rights to neglect, nor to violate by cruelty….” – JAMES HARRIOT; “The greatness of a nation & 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 of man from the cruelty of man.” – MAHATMA GANDHI

  4. Myrna Burdick says:

    This person just wanted to prove that his almighty
    word should be taken at face value. Vengense pure
    and simple.

    Did anyone investigate whether any livestock showed signs of being bit?

    Man keeps cattle, provides them no protection except barb wire which keeps them in but keeps nothing out. Cattle are nothing more than an attractive nuisance.

    There are dogs which are bred to protect livestock, but of course that would be to much of a bother, too expensive, too much – who knows.

    This man should be fined VERY heavily.

  5. Myrna Burdick says:

    Sorry, the above comment was for the fireman who killed his neighbors’ dogs

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