Stop GOP Attacks Against Animal Welfare Laws

Target: Donald Trump, President of the United States

Goal: Don’t legalize animal abuse by overturning state animal welfare laws.

Hard-won victories against animal cruelty, and the rights of the individual states who have passed anti-cruelty laws, are under attack by Republicans in Congress with the introduction of two new bills. These bills, introduced by Representatives Steve King (R-IA) and James Sensenbrenner (R-WI), seek to force states and localities to allow the sale of animal products produced in inhumane ways, even if the state already has measures in place forbidding the sale of such abusive products. As the Humane Society of the United States has pointed out, this poses a significant and tangible threat to animals across the entire nation.

If these bills pass into law, the consequences would be severe. For instance, states like Louisiana could lose the rules they have in place against the sale of sick and abused dogs from puppy mills. California could be forced to allow the sale of foie gras, a cruel “delicacy” made by brutally force-feeding ducks until their livers become grossly enlarged. Bans on the sale of horse meat in states like Indiana could be overturned.

Unfortunately, the Trump family and his administration have a long history of supporting animal abuse. Trump’s sons are fanatical hunters, including the killing exotic animals, and his administration has purged animal abuse records and concealed them from public view.

These cruel bills must not be passed. Sign below to demand that this attempt to legalize animal abuse be rejected.


Dear President Donald Trump,

Newly introduced Republican bills threaten not only the well-being of innocent animals nationwide, but also the rights of states with animal welfare legislation already in place. The bills would force states to allow the cruel mistreatment of animals for the sake of selling products.

For example, California could be forced to allow the sale of foie gras in spite of the state law banning it. States could be compelled to allow sick and abused dogs to be sold from puppy mills, and dogs and horses to be killed for their meat. As the Humane Society stated in its call to action, “Rep. King has been fighting animal welfare laws at the federal level, and now he’s attacking them in the states. In short, he doesn’t want any animal welfare laws, and we cannot let him get away with it.”

I urge you to heed the Humane Society’s call and to protect animals across the nation by ensuring that these disgusting bills do not pass.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. I think this is the most thing I hate about the GOP.
    We should be increasing protection for animals, not lessening them. Do what’s right for once.

  2. This is about “jobs”, no doubt. To some, jobs is the holy grail. Even above morals, even as a factor shaping morals. The principle of jobes before morals is the gateway to totalitarianism and the reign of suppression and fear; to be a contract killer is a job too. So, ethics before jobs if we want a society which is the one we want!


  4. This is just to get people to hate Trump! I’m all for protecting the aminals but this is not right to blame GOP.

  5. We need to remind these elected officials that they can be’unelected’ and that the encouragement, tolerance, and possible entertainment attached to animal abuse is a significant signal of a severely disturbed personality.

  6. Sharon feldberg says:

    I believe that actions against nature and animals should be criminal in addition to immoral. Factory farms are responsible for extreme animal suffering. Evolve and go vegan.

  7. Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & shared❗️?

  8. Protect animals not abuser there the ones that should be abused not animal there innocent . How would you feel if the laws didn’t protect you child from abuse. What’s wrong with these fucken idiots.

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