Georgia Has One of the Highest Rates of Animal Cruelty in the U.S.

A new FBI report ranked the state of Georgia at #7 in the United States for animal abuse cases. This should come as no surprise, given that the state ranks at #40 for animal protection laws.

These things are directly connected: the better a state's animal protection laws, the less likely abuse is to occur. It is time the state of Georgia finally take this issue seriously and pass stronger animal cruelty laws!

Sign the petition now to tell Georgia lawmakers to strengthen animal cruelty laws!

One glaring omission from Georgia's laws on animal cruelty is that there is no law preventing people who are convicted of animal cruelty from owning other animals in the future. Additionally, there is no law that requires those convicted to give up the animals they already have.

So if you live in the state of Georgia and are convicted of animal abuse - no matter how heinous or gruesome - you are legally allowed to continue owning animals. No wonder the state has such high rates of animal cruelty.

To make matters worse, there is no law in Georgia that includes animals in protective orders. Animals often suffer during cases of domestic abuse. While other states have taken steps to prevent this by making sure animals can be included in protective orders, too, Georgia hasn't yet.

Georgia lawmakers need to step up to protect the animals in their state. Sign the petition now if you agree!
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