Animal cruelty is a continual issue that we as animal lovers vow to stop, however we can. The problem is that there are too many insensitive people in our society who think of animals as objects that they can harm and abuse. After all, most are defenseless and often willing to love just the ones that harm them. Since animal cruelty is so lightly punished under law, changes are very unlikely.
Such is the case in Colorado where animal cruelty is simply a misdemeanor; a slap on the wrist, saying “don’t do that again,” and the perpetrator is set free to do it all over again. A recent case highlighted a man in Fremont County where he was charged 37 counts of misdemeanors for neglecting his dogs. A total of 37 animals were seized from his home, mostly Australian cattle dog mixes.
Of those rescued, some of the dogs were pups as young as five weeks old and all the dogs were dehydrated and emaciated. All these poor dogs were in such poor shape due to the abuse, neglect and cruelty of their “owner,” yet he was only charged with misdemeanors.
Our efforts in this petition is to encourage law officials in the state to implement and enforce much stricter animal cruelty laws that deserve more stringent punishment, ensuring charges of felony animal cruelty for each and every offense. You can help us in our efforts by signing and sharing this petition.
Denver, Colorado Legislature – We strongly urge you to implement much stricter animal cruelty laws that comes with stringent felony animal cruelty charges with more severe punishment. If you want to put an end to animal cruelty, offenders need to be held more accountable, should also be banned from owning or caring for future pets, and you may also consider starting an animal cruelty registry, much similar to that of a child abusers registry. Please ensure you take extreme steps and put an end to the animal cruelty, abuse and neglect within your state and be a voice for those that are defenseless.