Colorado – Implement Stricter Penalties For All Forms of Animal Cruelty & Abuse

  • by: Sue Lee
  • recipient: Colorado State Legislators

Animal abuse and cruelty is not taken as seriously as it warrants, leaving defenseless creatures to fall victim to those who show respect and compassion for them.  There was a time when it was thought that animal cruelty was a minor misdemeanor but at least escalated somewhat to a felony – in some instances.  The fact is that all animal cruelty, abuse and neglect needs to be a felony but you can read more on how Colorado handles the mistreatment of animals at http://www.azhumane.org/get-involved/be-an-advocate/animal-welfare-legislation/  & http://www.straypetadvocacy.org/html/cruelty_laws.html

It should be common knowledge in present day that abusing any animal in any manner is cruel and unjust.  This is not a new issue and humans needs to be held accountable for any actions against these living creatures.  The respect and care of animals should begin with our youth, teaching them that animals are not objects without feelings.  The disrespect of animals comes in all forms, from minor issues involving neglect to serious injuries, dog fighting and death. Whatever the extent, any offense against a living, breathing defenseless animals warrants no less than a felony offense. 

The effort in this petition is to urge Colorado State Legislators to implement stricter animal cruelty penalties that would ensure any and all offenses against an animal is classified as a felony.  Along with the felony offense and appropriate consequences, the offender would be listed as a registered animal abuser that would prevent future mistreatment, ownership and encounters with any animals for a lifetime, guaranteed.  Strict measurements need to be taken and fully enforced in order to put an end to such animal cruelty.  Please take a stand with me by signing and sharing this petition, adding your own thoughts, comments and support regarding the protection of animals.

Colorado State Legislators - It has been a recent victory nationwide when most animal cruelty crimes have been classified as a felony but the reality is that no form of intentional abuse, cruelty or neglect should be a minor misdemeanor.  I propose that any and all offenses against an animal be classified as a felony.  Along with the felony offense and appropriate consequences, the offender would be listed as a registered animal abuser that would prevent future mistreatment, ownership and encounters with any animals for a lifetime, guaranteed.  Strict measurements need to be taken and fully enforced in order to put an end to such animal cruelty.  It should be common knowledge in present day that abusing any animal in any manner is cruel and unjust.  This is not a new issue and humans needs to be held accountable for any actions against these living creatures.  The respect and care of animals should begin with our youth, teaching them that animals are not objects without feelings.  Provide stricter penalties against any human who commits an intentional form of animal abuse in any manner and give these defenseless creatures the protection they deserve.


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