START A PETITION 27,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good
START A PETITION
x

ACTION ALERT: Make Animal Abuse a FELONY ! PLEASE SIGN !


Animals  (tags: animal abusers, jail terms, punishment, laws, legalisation animal abuse, animal cruelty, animal protection )

Simone
- 1245 days ago - change.org
Under the law, animals are considered property - like a piece of furniture or a car. What needs to be changed is how PETS/ANIMALS are classified. Animals should not be considered property under the law because unlike inanimate objects, they are sentient



Select names from your address book   |   Help
   

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.

Comments

Carrie B. (318)
Thursday July 28, 2011, 1:46 am
Signed and noted.
 

Danuta Watola (1217)
Thursday July 28, 2011, 2:26 am
noted
 

Arild Warud (170)
Thursday July 28, 2011, 2:48 am
Signed,thanks Simone.
 

Chris R. (76)
Thursday July 28, 2011, 6:12 am
Thanks Simone, noted and signed
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 28, 2011, 7:22 am
#148, thanks Simone
 

Beth FS (149)
Thursday July 28, 2011, 10:01 am
Signed and shared.
 

. (1)
Thursday July 28, 2011, 12:41 pm
Noted and signed. Thank you Simone.
 

Susan S. (191)
Thursday July 28, 2011, 1:16 pm
Signed and noted.
 

Alison A. (240)
Thursday July 28, 2011, 2:20 pm
Signed and noted, thanks Simone.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 28, 2011, 6:50 pm
#327,TU Simone
 

Lydia s. (163)
Thursday July 28, 2011, 9:58 pm
Signed.
 

Victoria L. (13)
Thursday July 28, 2011, 11:33 pm
Noted and signed.
 

Paula W. (23)
Friday July 29, 2011, 12:18 am
Noted and signed.
 

Walter Firth (45)
Friday July 29, 2011, 12:44 am
Signed Simone.Thanks for posting
 

Ana R (220)
Friday July 29, 2011, 1:55 am
Done!
ty
 

Danny M. (90)
Friday July 29, 2011, 2:01 am
Thank you, already signed!
 

Rebecca G. (7)
Friday July 29, 2011, 2:31 am
Thank you Simone - the sooner humans realize that LIFE IS LIFE - and we aren't the ONLY LIVING CREATURES ON MOTHER - the better the Planet will be. Frankly, it is my HUMBLE OPINION - we humans OWN NOTHING ON THIS EARTH - we are but CARETAKERS - 'cause one thing is VERY CERTAIN - YOU AIN'T TAKIN' ONE DAMN THING WITH YOU - WHEN YOU LEAVE.....contrary to what some IDIOTS THINK OUT HERE.....AMEN!!!!!!!!!!
 

Tammy Bowman (1)
Friday July 29, 2011, 2:48 am
amen to that thank you
 

Nancy Roussy (79)
Friday July 29, 2011, 3:54 am
Already signed and noted, thank you!
 

Jeanette Steffi G. (189)
Friday July 29, 2011, 4:09 am
signed and noted
 

Tami Mendoza (61)
Friday July 29, 2011, 8:01 am
noted, forwarded and signed
 

Simone D. (1476)
Friday July 29, 2011, 8:44 am

Thank you so much everybody! Much appreciated!
 

Elena B. (17)
Friday July 29, 2011, 9:28 am
Signed. Simone, I've come through several petitions now and most of them had been posted by you. Since I cannot send you more stars I at the moment, I just wanted to thank you for your dedication to animal protection. Thank you!
 

Jen S. (118)
Friday July 29, 2011, 10:15 am
Signed & noted
 

Regina P. (79)
Friday July 29, 2011, 11:14 am
Noted & signed #520. Thanks.
 

Farah Hage Ali (161)
Friday July 29, 2011, 12:14 pm
noted and signed, thank you
 

Marliese B. (64)
Friday July 29, 2011, 12:25 pm
For sure, noted and signed with pleasure! :)
Animal abuse IS A FELONY !!!!!!
 

Jan B. (15)
Friday July 29, 2011, 12:30 pm
noted and Signed
 

janet f. (31)
Friday July 29, 2011, 12:40 pm
One would think this is a no-brainer.
 

Penny Clippinger (0)
Friday July 29, 2011, 12:52 pm
signed and noted
 

Dan S. (9)
Friday July 29, 2011, 12:55 pm
Thanks Simone. Signed.
 

susan S. (0)
Friday July 29, 2011, 12:58 pm
They would get a prison sentence for mis-treating another human being, so why not an animal, because when all said and done they have a beating heart too and feel pain the same as us.
 

Debra Van Way (12)
Friday July 29, 2011, 1:11 pm
Signed and noted. Thanks.
 

Alice B. (241)
Friday July 29, 2011, 1:18 pm
NOTED & SIGNED. Also, animal abuse is one of the primary indicators for predatory criminal behavior against human victims as well: particularly for serial sexual violence perpetrators. Those of us who work or have worked in the criminal justice field are well aware of this well-established fact.
 

Sadia C. (0)
Friday July 29, 2011, 1:33 pm
Signed.
 

Ingrid Albrecht (14)
Friday July 29, 2011, 1:41 pm
I just signed this! We definitely need this law in our society, because what we have now is not working!
 

Laverne Wallace (59)
Friday July 29, 2011, 1:45 pm
signed, noted and shared.
 

Marilyn K. (51)
Friday July 29, 2011, 1:57 pm
Animals have all the exact same feelings and functions that we so called civilized human beings have. Except that they have more loyalty and are non-judgmental and forgiving.
 

Lisa Neste (710)
Friday July 29, 2011, 2:40 pm
Signed, thanks!
 

Shirley H. (49)
Friday July 29, 2011, 2:41 pm
Of course I signed.
Shirley H.
 

nicole silva (12)
Friday July 29, 2011, 3:23 pm
signed
 

Jennifer M. (78)
Friday July 29, 2011, 3:25 pm
Signed and noted. Thanks
 

Margo R. (14)
Friday July 29, 2011, 3:34 pm
SIGNED!!!!!!
 

Dany Strakova (119)
Friday July 29, 2011, 3:47 pm
done
 

Cal Mendelsohn (1007)
Friday July 29, 2011, 3:56 pm
SIGNED AND NOTED--THANKS SIMONE
 

Shelly Peterson (213)
Friday July 29, 2011, 4:00 pm
Signed!
 

Julia R. (294)
Friday July 29, 2011, 4:05 pm
Noted and signed!
 

Sandy G. (35)
Friday July 29, 2011, 4:20 pm
Signed!
 

Mariette G. (152)
Friday July 29, 2011, 4:22 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks Simone!
 

Ritva J. (111)
Friday July 29, 2011, 4:34 pm
Happily signed!
 

John T. (0)
Friday July 29, 2011, 4:48 pm
People who abuse animals often abuse children. Enforcing laws protecting animals is a good way of finding children who are in danger of being abused and helping them.
 

Fran away F. (117)
Friday July 29, 2011, 4:52 pm
Action taken! Thanks, Simone.
 

Patricia W. (94)
Friday July 29, 2011, 4:57 pm
Let's look at history when only a little over a century ago women in this country (USA) were considered, if not the property of their husbands and fathers, pretty darn close, and had no rights. Other countries, too. Same with minorities.
Maybe some would think this is not an appropriate comparison, but I see animal abuse as another way for someone to oppress another living being. And no one should be allowed to do that.
Things did change, but we are not done yet. TY Simone. N&S
 

David Hansen (2)
Friday July 29, 2011, 5:04 pm
signed and facebo0oked
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Friday July 29, 2011, 5:26 pm
Signed.
 

Dotti Lydon (112)
Friday July 29, 2011, 6:17 pm
Noted and sgined.
 

michelle t. (41)
Friday July 29, 2011, 6:28 pm
Thanks Simone.Signed
 

Kate A. (10)
Friday July 29, 2011, 6:33 pm
Signed/Noted, thank you
 

. (0)
Friday July 29, 2011, 6:42 pm
What will all the meat eaters do?
 

valda p. (13)
Friday July 29, 2011, 6:44 pm
To my mind,the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being,I hold that the more helpless a creature,the more entitled it is to protection by -man,from the cruelty of -man,Mahatma Gandhi.
 

Sarah G. (110)
Friday July 29, 2011, 7:02 pm
signed, thanks for posting
 

Ashleigh Miskimmin (2)
Friday July 29, 2011, 7:45 pm
I fully support this cause - it most DEFINATELY should be a felony to abuse animals! Signed and noted, thanks for sharing :)
 

Past Member (0)
Friday July 29, 2011, 9:40 pm
Done!
 

Sylvie Bermannova (39)
Friday July 29, 2011, 9:40 pm
This is a good one, with which I absolutely agree. Only after animals have risen in status before the (human) law will their protection and the punishment of their abusers become truly enforceable. The problem arises when there is something morally, factually, intrinsically wrong, but still it is legal: Try to fight against it! Legislative changes that would lead to the recognition of animal rights would be grassroots and very needful changes. Animals are feeling souls who are alive but are not recognized as such, which unjustly makes them inferior to humans and gives too much room to their being abused. Like us, they are children of Mother Nature, thus there exist no reason they should be denied recognition we ourselves value so much in reference to ourselves: We say, we are endowed with certain unalienable Rights--to life, to choice, to freedom, to happiness...--, but so are they, and the fact that they have been deprived of them forcefully so that they can be ruled over is another question. Rights to people, rights to animals, rights to nature -- we are one. All living beings have rights and should be viewed as equal in this. As the quote goes, “A right is not something that somebody gives you; it is something that nobody can take away“.
 

Nichole L. (68)
Friday July 29, 2011, 10:06 pm
Agreed-with vehemently and signed. Thanks, Simone!
 

Valjean O. (23)
Friday July 29, 2011, 10:45 pm
Hell YES to this!!! Signed:)
 

cynthia B. (267)
Friday July 29, 2011, 10:47 pm
Signed , agree completely. We are all connected. Abusers are criminals in the making. It should be a felony
 

Roger M. (0)
Friday July 29, 2011, 11:24 pm
Done. But why on Earth is animal abuse not already a felony?
 

Patricia E. G. (56)
Friday July 29, 2011, 11:38 pm
Noted & signed
Thank you
 

Frank Pickens (126)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 1:03 am
Yes all animal abuse should be a Felony, and in many cases i would add a "DEATH PENALTY" clause.
 

mike d. (13)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 1:40 am
signed/shared
 

Elsie Au (266)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 2:13 am
Noted and of course, signed.
 

Ruth S. (298)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 6:32 am
Signed, I don't understand, someone who steals gets a longer sentence then someone who abuses an animal, thats not justice!!!
 

Maryanne C. (111)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 8:41 am
Noted and signed,thanks Simone.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 9:38 am
already signed by the 2 of us, forwarded and shared on facebook
 

Yvonne F. (177)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 9:58 am
Signed. Thanks, Simone! Animal abuse needs to be a felony in the whole world!
 

Iwona Krzeminska (73)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 10:35 am
Done, thank you
 

Margaret B. (88)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 12:05 pm
signed
 

Susanne P. (18)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 1:08 pm
Signed
 

Esther Z. (96)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 1:28 pm
Noted and signed.
 

caterina caligiuri (72)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 2:14 pm
already done tks
 

DORIS L. (61)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 2:35 pm
Signed.
 

Ge M. (218)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 2:38 pm
Noted & signed
 

. (0)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 4:09 pm
No cruelty is acceptable..........EVER!
Toni A.
 

. (0)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 4:41 pm
Signed and emailed to my Change.org friends.
 

Dave C. (227)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 7:40 pm
noted and signed.
 

donald Baumgartner (6)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 9:10 pm
Signed!!
 

Judith C. (161)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 10:01 pm
noted & signed
 

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 10:36 pm
noted and signed
 

Anna Borsey (66)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 4:20 pm
Signed absolutely!

My comments:
I endorse the objects of this petition fully, completely and with all my heart and all my mind! Animals are indeed sentient creatures (with whom we share a large % of DNA) and they have their own lives, their own feelings, their own reasons and their own destiny. We do not own animals; we are merely their guardians and caregivers!
 

Lynne Buckley (0)
Monday August 1, 2011, 4:46 am
Signed
 

Lisa Zarafonetis (174)
Monday August 1, 2011, 11:54 pm
Signed & Shared on Facebook!!! :(
 

J. R. (0)
Saturday August 6, 2011, 9:09 am
Signed.
 

Emilia Boccagna (15)
Friday August 12, 2011, 7:51 am
signed
 

Dianne D. (462)
Sunday August 14, 2011, 3:08 pm
Signature 2492
 
Or, log in with your
Facebook account:
Please add your comment: (plain text only please. Allowable HTML: <a>)

Track Comments: Notify me with a personal message when other people comment on this story


Loading Noted By...Please Wait

 

 
Content and comments expressed here are the opinions of Care2 users and not necessarily that of Care2.com or its affiliates.