Make Animal Cruelty a Federal Crime

Target: Representative Paul Ryan, United States House Speaker

Goal: Make animal abuse and torture a federal crime.

Despite all 50 states declaring animal cruelty a felony, people are still getting away with committing atrocious acts towards animals due to animal cruelty not being considered a federal crime. Because of this, hundreds of animals in the past year alone have suffered or even died due to horrific acts of violence or criminal neglect, and the perpetrators let off with a slap on the wrist.

This is not acceptable. There is a commonly held belief that the measure of a country’s morals and character is based on the way it treats its animals, and the United States is currently faring very poorly on that front. From the pet cats and dogs kicked and beaten to the livestock tortured by farmers, this country’s animals are treated as living, breathing targets for human aggression, and it must be stopped.

Right now, Congress is considering the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act, but consideration is not enough. We must do everything we can to ensure that they pass this act and make it a law. Sign this petition to demand animal abuse finally be a federal crime.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear House Speaker Ryan,

Animal abuse is running rampant in the United States despite all 50 states declaring it a felony, and this is because it has yet to be declared a federal crime. Congress is currently considering the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act, but it needs as much support as it can to pass. People are being encouraged to call their senators and representatives, but we will need the House’s aid as well.

Please support this act and help to make it a law. Animals deserve so much better than the atrocities committed against them, be they house pets, livestock or wildlife. Help us protect the United States’ animals from future pain and suffering, and ensure that those who cause it are punished accordingly.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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5 Comments

  1. MUST PASS THE PREVENTION ANIMAL CRULETLY AND TORTURE ACT IN THE US FOR GOOD .

  2. PAUL RYAN, IT IS PART OF YOUR RESPONSIBILTIES TO PROTECT ALL ANIMALS FROM TORTURE, CRUELTY, ABUSE AND DEATH. PLEASE PASS THE ACT – PREVENTING ANIMAL CRUELTY AND TORTURE. THIS NEEDS TO HAPPEN NOW!

  3. Alison Zacharis says:

    It’s despicable that in the 21st century we are still petitioning for stronger animal cruelty laws to protect vulnerable creatures from human evil! So much for progress!

  4. lynn woods says:

    it’s about time they passed such law there’s so much cruelty out there if your cruel to an animal then your cruel to people

  5. Barton Dixon says:

    “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” Mahatma Gandhi
    “If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals.” Albert Einstein
    “Compassion for animals is intimately connected with goodness of character; and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man.” Authur Schopenhauer

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