Sunday, November 27, 2016

Please help our animals! Sign the petition today!

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Petitioning Michigan State Police, Michigan State Legislature


Make animal cruelty a punishable offense regardless of protection status

Petition by Hillary Lauren
Boston, Massachusetts

My name is Hillary, and I recently stumbled upon one of the most disturbing scenes I’ve ever seen. I just saw a Youtube video of a Michigan teenager savagely beating a porcupine to death -- while his friends laughed in the background.
These images angered me, as I remembered reading about a similar situation from earlier this year. In Upstate New York, a group of 8 boys butchered a dozen porcupines. Authorities acknowledged the wanton killing. The Sheriff claimed to be outraged by the incident, but his agency was unable to charge the boys with any crime because porcupines are classified as nuisance animals, not protected wildlife, in New York State. And the same is true in Michigan.
Psychologists and law enforcement officials have long documented animal cruelty as a leading indicator of future violence committed against humans.
There is a clear difference between killing a nuisance animal to protect life, home, or agricultural property, and bludgeoning a nuisance animal to death for kicks.
The only way to address this is to ensure that animal cruelty is classified as a crime -- no matter the protection status of the animal it is perpetrated against. The boys who committed this horrific act should be held accountable. And that can only happen if their depraved action against a so-called nuisance animal rises to the level of a punishable offense under the law.
Please sign this petition and tell the Michigan legislature to extend animal cruelty laws to cover ALL animals -- wild and domesticated -- today.


Freewill said...

That's all we need now, a potential to send you to jail and charge a fine for using a mouse trap! Parents teach children compassion instead! That would be a much better solution instead of giving up rights for protection! Shame on those who created this petition!

Kinda reminds me of politicians targeting guns instead of the crazy people behind the trigger.

Freewill said...

Thinking about it, this petition also reminds me of when I lived in my home town Great Falls Montana. There was an open container law for the area parks. That's it.. Open Container! Nothing specified. The public was lead to believe it was for alcoholic beverages, but technically you could be fined for an open picnic basket or an open jar of peanut butter! That sure made a lot of sense! This is also an open door for tyranny to show it's ugly face!

Anonymous said...

There should be some kind of punishment for animal cruelty. Mousetraps are no comparison to someone beating a helpless animal to death while their friends look on and laugh. That is just plain demented and disgusting. It takes a pretty soulless individual to want to do such a thing in the first place and even more so for those that watch and laugh. Should there be a law? maybe, maybe not. At the very least, they should go see a counselor of some sort to get their head screwed back on straight.

Fostr said...

Change.Org for Hillary very careful signing anything on this site is my first thought.

Anonymous said...

In ANY event, there is no place whatsoever for animal cruelty, and the people that do this should be put in prison for life, BECAUSE, they took that poor animal's life- Sounds fair enough to me,and animals have feelings, too, whether it is wild, OR tame-