Target: Rick Snyder, Governor of Michigan
Goal: Sign law requiring all animal abusers to put their names on a registry.
Animal abusers could soon be required to put their names on a registry thanks to a proposed law now approved by the State House and Senate. If signed into law by Governor Rick Snyder, names of those who have hurt animals will appear on the Internet Criminal History Access Tool (ICHAT). The law also requires shelters and animal control to check the registry prior to completing an adoption, meaning no Michigan animal abuser would be allowed to own a pet for at least five years after being convicted.
Known as Logan’s Law, this new piece of legislature was named after a husky that was attacked in his sleep and later died from his injuries. Some lawmakers criticize the bill for costing too much, and Snyder has a deadline by which he must sign the law in order for it to take effect. Demand that Logan’s Law be signed so that animal abusers will have to register their names and be banned from adopting pets.
Dear Governor Snyder,
Your signature is needed on a law that would require all animal abusers to place their names on a registry. If this law were to go into effect, those who have been convicted of harming animals will be banned from adopting pets.
While some lawmakers raise concerns about the costs this new law will incur, I hope you will look past that to see all the good Logan’s Law will bring. I demand that you sign this piece of legislature to help ensure that no pet will ever have to go home with a convicted animal abuser.
[Your Name Here]
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