Animal Legal Defense Fund announcement. I’m so glad all states now have felony laws on the books for animal cruelty, but the work is not yet done! Enforcement is a big piece, and there are many jurisdictions that just don’t have the resources to go after people who treat their animals so badly.
From Gigi Carter on Change.org: Mississippi sits at the bottom of the nation on most every topic, the Governor says he wants that to change. House Speaker Phillip Gunn asked on Facebook what do WE want to see accomplished in the Mississippi legislature this year, an overwhelming number of responses were stronger animal cruelty laws. We want to know if our elected officials are going to listen to the people and strengthen our weak dog and cat law. Please sign this petition to Speaker Phillip Gunn respectfully requesting he listen to the pleas from Mississippi constituents and take the necessary action to move a stronger animal cruelty bill through the legislature and onto Governor Bryant’s desk.
My guess is that your signature on this position will carry more weight if you live in the state of Mississippi, but I’m opening it up to anyone who wants to help out.
I posted this week about a couple of laws that are working their way through state legislatures. Assuming your state doesn’t already have strong animal welfare laws that can realistically be enforced, which law would you most like to see passed (or improved) in your state?
Until next time,
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