Target: Le député UMP Frédéric Lefebvre
Goal: Commend French legislator for an effort to legally re-categorize animals as sentient beings, rather than as mere objects.
Recently, French legislators have been working to secure a legal classification for household animals to ensure their health and wellbeing are being legally considered. The new arrangement would place animals above objects, where they are currently categorized, and into a newly created classification for sentient beings.
Animals in France are currently considered objects akin to furniture, at least in a legal sense. This is infuriating for animal rights activists, who run into legal hurdles in their fight for the proper care and protection of these helpless creatures. Because animals can feel physical and, oftentimes emotional pain, they deserve a more nuanced bureaucratic classification. Legislators in France are working towards making that classification a reality, making it easier for activists to prosecute and condemn animal abusers. The newly proposed law will take the current one, which simply states that owners of pets have a legal responsibility to provide whatever is necessary according to the biological imperatives of the particular animal, and increase the court’s judicial power to prosecute animal abusers who actively cause harm to household animals.
Please sign this petition to support the efforts in France to protect animals against abuse and cruelty.
Dear Monsieur Le Député Frédéric Lefebvre,
I would like to personally thank you for your efforts to improve the living conditions and increase the rights of the household animals of France. Animals certainly deserve better than to be classified as objects, and I would like to show my sincere support and hope that your bill passes into law.
Please continue your efforts to defend French household pets and expand your fight to include all French animals. I look forward to seeing additional measures against animal abuse and cruelty in France.
[Your Name Here]
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