Thank U.S. Congress for Passing Pro-Animal Legislation

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Target: Senator Richard Blumenthal

Goal: Thank Senator Blumenthal for championing legislation that helps protect animals

Recently, the U.S. Senate passed two provisions that directly protect and honor the animals in this country. The bills were proposed and defended by Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, and demonstrate the Senate’s commitment to ensuring that our non-human companions are given the rights they deserve. Please thank Senator Blumenthal and the Senate for supporting these bills.

The first provision directly penalizes fans of organized animal fighting. These fights, usually pitting two dogs or two roosters against one another, often lead to immense suffering and death for the animal participants. Human attendees wage large sums of money on the outcomes and are often completely oblivious to the brutality happening before them. The new bill passed by the Senate would make watching one of these fights a federal offense and would levy steep punishments against anyone caught in attendance.

The second provision helps canine veterans. Each day, numerous dogs, mainly those belonging to the German Shepherd and Labrador breeds, serve alongside soldiers in combat. These dogs are used for revealing enemies, tracking, intimidation, drug and explosive detection, and search and rescue. Their loyalty and bravery lead to the success and survival of the soldiers they serve. The new bill proposed by Senator Blumenthal would streamline the adoption process for these canines after their service is complete, as well as give the dogs, and their new owners, access to excellent veterinary care.

Overall, these two bills are very beneficial for America’s non-human companions. Attending a dog fight is a federal offense that deserves strict penalties, and giving poor care to a friendly armed service canine is unacceptable. Senator Blumenthal, as well as many members of the Senate, should be commended for their support of these bills and their continuing fight for animal rights.

PETITION LETTER

Dear Senator Blumenthal,

Each day in the United States, animals are treated poorly. They are abused, neglected, and worse. The two bills that you recently championed, one criminalizing the observance of animal fights, the other increasing the care for canines in the armed service, demonstrate that the federal government believes these creatures deserve respect and protection.

Furthermore, with the passage of these bills, you, as well as many other members of the U.S. Senate, are publicly stating that animals are important. Attending a dog fight is a federal offense that deserves strict penalties, and giving poor care to a friendly armed service dog is unacceptable. Non-human creatures have rights that cannot be violated. These bills enhance and protect those rights on the federal level.

Again, thank you for supporting the many animals in this country.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Staff Sgt. Stacy L. Pearsall, USAF via WikiCommons

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