Stop Republicans From Legalizing Puppy Mills, Horse Meat and Other Forms of Animal Abuse

Target: Donald Trump, President of the United States

Goal: Don’t legalize animal abuse by overturning state animal welfare laws.

Hard-won victories against animal cruelty, and the rights of the individual states who have passed anti-cruelty laws, are under attack by Republicans in Congress with the introduction of two new bills. These bills, introduced by Representatives Steve King (R-IA) and James Sensenbrenner (R-WI), seek to force states and localities to allow the sale of animal products produced in inhumane ways, even if the state already has measures in place forbidding the sale of such abusive products. As the Humane Society of the United States has pointed out, this poses a significant and tangible threat to animals across the entire nation.

If these bills pass into law, the consequences would be severe. For instance, states like Louisiana could lose the rules they have in place against the sale of sick and abused dogs from puppy mills. California could be forced to allow the sale of foie gras, a cruel “delicacy” made by brutally force-feeding ducks until their livers become grossly enlarged. Bans on the sale of horse meat in states like Indiana could be overturned.

Unfortunately, the Trump family and his administration have a long history of supporting animal abuse. Trump’s sons are fanatical hunters, including the killing exotic animals, and his administration has purged animal abuse records and concealed them from public view.

These cruel bills must not be passed. Sign below to demand that this attempt to legalize animal abuse be rejected.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear President Donald Trump,

Newly introduced Republican bills threaten not only the well-being of innocent animals nationwide, but also the rights of states with animal welfare legislation already in place. The bills would force states to allow the cruel mistreatment of animals for the sake of selling products.

For example, California could be forced to allow the sale of foie gras in spite of the state law banning it. States could be compelled to allow sick and abused dogs to be sold from puppy mills, and dogs and horses to be killed for their meat. As the Humane Society stated in its call to action, “Rep. King has been fighting animal welfare laws at the federal level, and now he’s attacking them in the states. In short, he doesn’t want any animal welfare laws, and we cannot let him get away with it.”

I urge you to heed the Humane Society’s call and to protect animals across the nation by ensuring that these disgusting bills do not pass.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Josh Henderson

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114 Comments

  1. It is very, very unfortunate that America has chosen a President who encourages his sons to trophy hunt in Africa, kill wolves and pheasants in America and feel absolutely nothing about the cruelty they indulge in. Steve King has already earned his reputation as an animal abuser allowing and encouraging the grossest forms of animal abuse in his state of Iowa. Trump cares little for animals since he is one of the very few American presidents who does not care to own a pet. It is shameful that American voters have put this man to the highest office in the country when he cares little for either the nation’s environment,or its wildlife heritage or other voiceless citizens of the nation. He’s only concerned about himself and his greedy bunch of businessmen as his cabinet members.

  2. Trump and his administration are simply crooks and EVERYBODY knows it! Why is this person still in office? I’ll tell you why – because the disgustingly filthy rich want him there, so they can get richer… but let’s not forget about these stupidly blinded sheep (trump supporters) who also want him there, for some ungodly reason. The guy is selfish and greedy AND he is a blatant asshole! I pray to my God that the right people in our government step up and throw that administration of thoughtless and shitty people out of the white house and all of those who deserve to be punished, thrown into PRISON where they really belong! Before any more of these beautiful animals of OURS are senselessly murdered and/or harmed!

  3. Gene Sengstake says:

    I don’t care if they’re republicans or whatever – any politician who would support this type of legislation – in my opinion – is an extremely sick demented piece of human garbage. They have no business holding any public office – – –

  4. Wow how does this feel like a seriously twisted version of the facts? No possible way is this the truth about the bills in question and because the Trump family hunts does not mean they support animal abuse! Hahahahaha Americans all over this country hunt that does not make them supporters of animal abuse either. Wow! I’m not falling for this attack on the leader of this country, I’d have to see the actual facts behind this crock because clearly the truth isn’t here and I’m insulted by the twisted version of this vailed attack on the president! Those who wish to be of harm to our nation see nothing but weekness in our country perpetuated by those who publish such twisted garbage in an attempts to undermine the leader of this great nation and actually place our children at greater risk while they defend our nation and your right to speak such disrespectful twisted views.

    • Are you taking about trump or adolf hitler ? jeez……also kind of begs the question of why you cared to post claptrap on a petition site. If you don’t like the petition you could just move on. “Hunters don’t necessarily support animal abuse!” People, behold such persuasive logic!

    • Really Mr Hughes, your attitute sadly is typical of the neo-Nazi right wing that has perverted what was once a great country. Trump is just a manifestation of that perversion. I live in hope that one day soon you will find the courage to lift your knuckles off the concrete, raise your head and actually see what is happening to America.

  5. Trump:You are an ignorant, lazy, immoral, arrogant, incompetent, self-serving pathological liar. You are a sociopath with no feelings or concern about anything except your greed driven ego.

    You taunted a Muslim couple who raised a son who killed the enemy. You raised sons who kill endangered animals. You are a hypocrite, Mr. Bone Spur.

    You and yours are an embarrassment to the country. Shame on the idiots who voted for you, the spineless sycophants who continue to bow to you as if you were a king (your opinion of yourself as shown by your gold splashed trashy apartment), and the cowards in Congress who don’t have the guts to acknowledge how dangerous, incompetent and evil you are.

    • I agree with you – the animals are important and Trump is an ignoramus. I really hope something is done to help all animals, if for no other reason Trump should bog off

  6. Puppy mills need to be ALL shut down & those involved jailed. They are cruel horrible places. We have a rescued Mastiff who was used to breed. She never was allowed to raise her puppies, was starved & mistreated to where even after 5 years of having her she is still scared of loud voices & afraid of being kicked. She is such a sweet girl & is now being panpered as an inside dog. She gets excited when it is meal time & even shows a funny smile at times..
    Punish these greedy mean scum.

  7. Someone MUST protect the animals — they are innocent & vulnerable — if the Government doesn’t step in, then who will! — We MUST NOT ALLOW the cruel, sadistic, unconscionable, depraved, indifferent, immoral individuals to have their way!

  8. When it comes to human and animal rights, Damn-MeriKKKa is definitely among the worst countries in the world.

  9. Alice Knight says:

    I feel this is definitely a very large step backwards.
    Animals deserve respect just as people do. For people respect needs to be earned. Are animals not a thinking,breathing being? I don’t believe this will be a healthy and respectable decision. What type of message will you be sending out?
    Lilypearl

  10. Protect these animals now you wouldn’t let this happen to a child so help animals you cruel heartless bastard. What’s wrong with people.

  11. Simon Rimmer says:

    Puppy mills are animal cruelty, and must be eradicated worldwide. Animal cruelty must become a death penalty crime.

  12. Dear Sir:

    I refuse to believe that you would sanction such troglodyte values!
    In spite all that is said against you, I will trust that there is a place of compassion within you. Please, kindly surprise us!

  13. I agree with a few things that Donald Trump has done but this one is truly wrong and despicable…

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