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Urgent Alert: Voice Your Support for Increased Pet Protections
We Need Your Voice Again!You’ve been instrumental in moving forward legislation that protects pets against heinous abuse. HB2671 narrowly passed through the Senate Commerce committee – and now we move to the full Senate for a vote this week. Please contact your Senator by Wednesday this week and let them know that you are a constituent in favor of HB2671 and it is time to stop protecting pet abusers. Tell them horrific cases of animal abuse are so much more serious than low-level, nonviolent offenses that are often lowered from a felony 6 to a misdemeanor. Our laws need to be stronger to ensure that the punishment fits the crime. The worst cases of animal abuse should be part of the felony 5 category. Here's how you can take action:
- Determine your legislative district.
- Find your Senator’s name/contact information.
- Give your support for HB2671! You can say, “I am a constituent in your district, and I support HB2671. This legislation protects pets against the worst forms of abuse. It is not acceptable that someone who inflicts intentional harm like beheading a puppy, receives a misdemeanor. There needs to be greater oversight and this legislation provides the courts with the resources to not just punish, but provide the supervision to people who may – as research shows – continue to commit abuse against animals and people. Please vote yes on HB2671."