Delaware – Implement Stricter Charges For All Animal Cruelty Crimes

  • by: Sue Lee
  • recipient: Delaware State Legislators

With animal cruelty continually on the rise, more needs to be done to stop these types of senseless crimes.  There is never justification for harming a defenseless animal but unless charges are more stringent, these poor creatures will be in danger on a daily basis.  States nationwide have made changes in the laws that would escalate a misdemeanor to a felony for some animal cruelty cases which are still too lenient in repercussions.  Such is the case in Delaware and their laws on animal cruelty, abuse and abandonment.  You can read more at http://www.straypetadvocacy.org/html/cruelty_laws.html & http://www.azhumane.org/get-involved/be-an-advocate/animal-welfare-legislation/

Compassionate and caring people know that mistreatment of animals is cruel and unjust.  Anyone who abuses an animal 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 encourage the Delaware 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.

Delaware State Legislators - States nationwide have made changes in the laws that would escalate a misdemeanor to a felony for some animal cruelty cases which are still too lenient in repercussions.  I strongly urge you 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. 


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