North Dakota is currently one of the most lenient U.S. states when it comes to animal abuse crimes. It’s one of two states where even the most extreme animal abuse cases are only considered misdemeanors. However, if the state’s Measure 5 passes, that will finally change. According to North Dakotans to Stop Animal Cruelty:
“This ballot measure would make the most extreme forms of cruelty a class C felony when inflicted upon a dog, cat, or horse. This measure would also give judges the additional option of requiring that animal abusers receive psychological counseling and prohibiting them from owning a dog, cat, or horse for up to five years.”
This is great news for the animals of North DakotaŚ so they’re speaking up to show their support for the measure! In a new campaign in support of the anti-cruelty bill, animal lovers from around the world are sending in photos of their animals with signs in support of the measure.
If you and your animal want to support the North Dakotan animals, you can submit your photos online, even if you don’t live in North Dakota!
Read on to see some of the inspiring anti-animal-cruelty photos from this clever campaign.
Photo Credit: North Dakotans to Stop Animal Cruelty