Stop Domestic Abusers From Using Pets as Blackmail

Target: Patrick Leahy, Chairman of Senate Appropriations Committee

Goal: Support facilities that protect individuals and pets harmed by domestic abuse.

Pet owners in domestically abusive relationships may be more likely to remain at risk due to concerns about their animal’s welfare. One senator is fighting to reduce that risk. Senator Gary Peters is urging the Senate Appropriations Committee to allocate $3 million in funding for the Pet and Women Safety Act (PAWS). This legislation supports facilities that help women and their pets who have been victims of domestic abuse, stalking, and sexual violence. Senators including Bernie Sanders and Kyrsten Sinema added their signatures to the letter urging funding from the committee.

This letter comes at a time when domestic violence has been on the rise due to the pandemic. A study has shown that many abusers use the threat of hurting pets to keep a hold on their partners. The PAWS Act can use the funding to help those who need to escape these grim situations. Sign the petition below to urge the Senate Appropriations Committee to pass The PAWS Act and fund them to save many women and their pets from abuse.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Chairman Leahy,

Funding and passing the PAWS Act is a crucial step toward helping victims and their pets that have been through abuse. Many senators are supporting this legislation and we demand you listen to them. Studies show how important it is, during this pandemic specifically, to help victims. Abusers use the threat of hurting pets to keep a hold on their partners, the animals deserve safety too.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Jonathan Kriz

36 Comments

  1. HUMAN SADISTIC PSYCHOPATHS shall be put BEHIND BARS for LIFE. These people are FILTHY GARBAGE and shall not be allowed to TERRORIZE their partners and pets!
    SPECIALLY PETS are completely innocent and defenseless creatures and shall not live their lives under TERROR of human lowlife scum.

  2. Shirley Lemieux says:

    I strongly support the Pet and Women Safety Act(PAWS)legislation. There is no doubt that domestic pets are killed by domestic partners as a means of revenge. These crimes are violent acts of animal cruelty and legislation needs to reflect that.

  3. Animal control officers need to be trained to look for the signs of domestic abuse related to the pets. This is very common with domestic abuse.
    🙁

  4. Patrick Leahy, Chairman of Senate Appropriations Committee
    Support facilities that protect individuals and pets harmed by domistic abuse.

    THESE LOWLIFE HUMAN SADISTIC ANIMAL TORTURING MURDERING PSYCHOPATH MONSTERS MUST BE JAILED FOR LIFE OR SENTENCED TO DEATH. ERADICATION FROM THE PLANET MUST BE THESE MONSTERS PUNISHMENT.DEATH. SAVE THE TAX PAYER’S MONEY.

    These lowlife human monsters are FILTHY GARBAGE and must not be allowed to TERRORIZE their partners and pets!
    SPECIALLY PETS are completely innocent and defenseless creatures and shall not live their lives under TERROR of human lowlife scum.

    KILL THE LOWLIFE ANIMAL TORTURING MURDERING PSYCHOPATYHIC MONSTER SCUM ON OUR PLANET. DEATH TO THEM ALL.

  5. DISGUSTING EXCUSES FOR HUMAN BEINGS, TRULY DISGUSTING WHO MUST BE PUT AWAY FOR GOOD. YOU WILL PAY AS YOU HAVE CREATED YOUR OWN KARMA THAT WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU UNTIL PAID IN FULL.

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