Stop NYS Animal Abuse Now

After a significant number of recent animal abuse cases, We, the undersigned are demanding the the State of New York change the penalties for Animal Abuse and Neglect from a misdemeanor to a felony. We also would like for an Abuse Registry to be set up for offenders. This would give people a place to check before adopting out their animal. Such a registry should also be made available to the Animal Shelters and Veterinarians as a tool to keep animals out of the hands of offenders. Please remember, these abusers are the same people who will shift their anger to spouses and children. Save an animal, save a child!

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  • susan buchanan this issue has needed to be addressed for a long long time. I, as many do, work everyday rescuing animals. we need tougher laws. animal abuse and child abuse go hand in hand...how many serial killers started out killing animals.

  • Richard Holton Animals are people too. If a dog bites someone, it gets euthanized. Why tolerate a human's abuse on an animal?

  • Connie Wrenn Murderers start with animals, put these animal abusers in prison.

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