Target: New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman
Goal: Reinforce a progressive initiative against animal cruelty
Addressing concerns regarding the enforcement of animal protection, New York attorney general Eric T. Schneiderman recently took action. After noticing that animal protection was unsatisfactory, he started the Animal Protection Initiative, which focuses on punishing unprincipled pet owners and sellers, dismantling illegal animal fighting rings, and preventing animal abuse.
The initiative focuses on shutting down puppy mills and dog fights in New York. Schneiderman acknowledges that law enforcement has been especially lax on breeder and pet store regulations, and is now cracking down on animal rights violations in these areas. A few weeks ago, the state of New York won a civil settlement against a Yonkers pet store that was keeping pets in poor conditions. The owners of an auction house were also arrested for putting up for bid two stools made out of elephant feet.
Schneiderman wants to ensure consumer safety and animal welfare by strengthening enforcement of animal protection and conservation laws. So far he is doing an excellent job and deserves praise for his efforts. Sign this petition and ensure that he continues to follow through on law enforcement and demands.
Dear Eric Schneiderman,
I would like to thank you for your recent efforts in fighting animal cruelty with the Animal Protection Initiative. By admitting that enforcement regarding animal protection was lacking, you may have saved thousands of animals.
I am especially glad to hear about your focus on abuse in large-scale commercial breeding houses (AKA ‘puppy mills’) and animal fighting. Animal fighting rings are not only tragically abusive to animals, they also put New York residents in danger. As you know, animal fights often involve illegal gangs. By working against animal fights, you are also deterring gang activity, which is incredibly important to the welfare of state citizens.
Also, the abuse that takes place in puppy mills is beyond tragic, and for far too long, abuses have been ignored, not only in New York but across the nation. I cannot thank you enough for speaking out against these unethical breeders and becoming stricter with your inspections and prosecutions. Dogs sold from puppy mills are often neglected and mistreated, living in cramped, unsanitary quarters, and bringing disease home with them. Many pet owners suffer the financial and emotional burden of losing a dog to an illness that they had completely no control over. Your initiative will protect consumers from purchasing sick pets, yet another way you are helping the citizens of New York while helping it’s animals.
I commend you again on your efforts to fight animal cruelty. Please keep up the great work and continue to strengthen animal protection in New York.
[Your Name Here]
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