NITRO'S LAW is the legacy and testament in honor of a family's Rottweiler, Nitro, who was 1 of 8 dogs starved to death in a horrific crime at a K9 training facility in Youngstown, Ohio.
Nitro's Law was created as a felony provision and proactive legislative measure to increase the outdated misdemeanor-only penalties currently in place for violent animal crimes in the state of Ohio.
NITRO'S LAW legislation is still pending passage, three years later!
Courtesy of Ohio's outdated and antiquated laws, Croley was charged on just 4 counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty and was granted a plea bargain sentencing him to only 4 months in county jail with 13 days credited already having been served. He was released on Mother's Day 2009.
Ohio continues to rank at the bottom of animal protection legislation. The degradation of our Nation as a whole by the state of Ohio continues into the 21st century and only through legislation that allows for prosecution of animal cruelty with stronger penalties imposed on those found guilty, will Ohio be on the road to becoming a just and compassionate State.
Please join in one accord--ENOUGH! Make abuse and neglect to our companion animals a felony in Ohio because, "Well done is better than well said." ~Benjamin Franklin.
WE THE UNDERSIGNED, have always believed that it is our goal to leave the world better than it was when we lived in it. As registered voters in the State of Ohio. we want passage of HB108, NITRO'S LAW.
--No living creature should have to starve to death, be neglected, or otherwise be abused at the hands of their caretaker.
--Because of Ohio's lenient misdemeanor penalties, the recidivism rate in Ohio relative to crimes against animals continues to sky-rocket.
--VIOLENT criminal offenders are released into the population to commit violent crimes against animals and/or humankind-repeatedly!
Please move HB108 NITRO'S LAW for passage!