Protect Animals from Violence and Abuse: Push Animal Welfare Legislation Forward

Target: Kevin McCarthy, Majority Leader, U.S. House of Representatives

Goal: Ensure that animal welfare is prioritized in the new session of Congress by advancing major protective legislation.

The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) is calling for animal welfare to be prioritized in our government, as the 115th Congress enters its second session. AWI said in a letter that it hopes “Leader McCarthy will make animal welfare legislation a priority. Each of these bills, which provide a practical and humane solution to pressing animal welfare concerns, have well over 100 co-sponsors and broad bipartisan support. We urge the majority leader to bring these bills forward for a vote by the full U.S. House of Representatives.”

These bills include important resolutions like the following: Pet and Women Safety (PAWS) Act, which would increase resources enabling victims of domestic violence to escape unsafe homes with their pets; Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act, to forbid “crush videos” that depict cruel acts of mutilation and even killing animals to cater to human fetishes; and the Humane Cosmetics Act, which would do away with inhumane and outdated animal testing for cosmetic products. These bills, among many others, are vitally important to protect innocent animals from cruelty. Sign below to join AWI in demanding that Congress push this critical legislation forward.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Majority Leader McCarthy,

As the 115th Congress starts its second session, it is vital that animal welfare be prioritized. As the Animal Welfare Institute wrote in its letter to you, there are a number of bills that have garnered massive bipartisan support that must be put to the floor, all of which provide a “practical and humane solution to pressing animal welfare concerns.”

This legislation includes the PAWS Act and the PACT Act, both of which provide protections for animals from violent abuse. The former ensures resources for human victims of domestic violence and the pets who also suffer in the household, and the latter bans the distribution of “crush videos,” which depict animals being tortured, mutilated, and killed for sadistic fetishes. These and a number of other bills on the table are absolutely critical steps toward protecting the innocent and preserving humanity and compassion in our country. I urge you to ensure that animal welfare legislation such as this is brought to the floor for a vote and passed into law.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Klearchos Kapoutsis

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7 Comments

  1. We must have stricter laws for animal cruelty and judges who enforce the laws. Most of the sub humans who are arrested get away with a little tap on the wrist. We need judges who care about the plight of these poor defenceless animals.

    • We must have stricter laws for animal cruelty and judges who enforce the laws. Most of the sub humans who are arrested get away with a little tap on the wrist. We need judges who care about the plight of these precious defenceless animals.

  2. We need to hold responsible our governments who allow these animal abusers with minimal charges and not the maximum charge of 10-30 years of jail time. These criminals are let loose in communities, schools, etc. Statistics have proven animal abusers who are capable of heinous crimes are capable of crimes against humans. In my city we pressured our judicial system to apply the maximum charge on heinous animal abuse case and then criminal was deported. Protect your communities as these criminals are let loose everyday and walking amongst your streets, schools, shopping etc.

  3. Do you really think that the government care! Trump’s sons are hunters ! Killing animals just for trophies!

  4. Barton Dixon says:

    “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
    “If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.” St. Francis of Assisi

  5. it’s about time these bills were put forward to protect these animals it’s sadistic sick that some people do to animals and it needs to be stopped

  6. We must have stricter laws for animal cruelty and judges who enforce the laws. Most of the sub humans who are arrested get away with a little tap on the wrist. We need judges who care about the plight of these precious defenceless animals.

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