Protect Animals From Physical and Emotional Pain and Suffering

Target: Joseph R. Biden, President of the United States

Goal: Demand universal recognition of the sentience of animals and further protect them under federal law.

The United Kingdom passed landmark legislation that will provide animals with more protection than ever before. According to the Animal Welfare Sentience Act, the UK formally–and legally–recognizes animals as sentient beings and of deserving fundamental rights, just like humans. Once enacted, an Animal Sentience Committee will be established to monitor government policies related to animal welfare issues.

With this decision, the UK joins about 30 other countries–including Spain, France, the Netherlands, Sweden, New Zealand, and Tanzania–that recognize animals as sentient beings, rather than objects or property. And, while the United States has legislation to recognize the capacity of animals to suffer, there is nothing at the federal level defining animals as capable of feelings, moods, and emotions–as they so clearly are.

Sign this petition to demand the U.S. take a stance to protect all life and to finally treat animals with the respect they deserve.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear President Biden,

The UK has recently joined more than 30 other countries and cities in legally recognizing animal sentience. As such, animals throughout the UK will soon receive vital protections previously unheard of within the region. Once enacted, an Animal Sentience Committee will be established to monitor government policies related to animal welfare issues.

We are asking you, Mr. Biden, to please take similar steps towards granting fundamental rights to all animals. We have proved time and time again that animals are just as capable as humans in their capacity to feel excitement, pain, fear, and grief. It is time we act on this knowledge.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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