Praise State for Boosting Animal Cruelty Punishments

Target: José Menéndez, Senator of Texas

Goal: Praise Texas’s increased punishment for animal abusers.

Penalties for animal cruelty in Texas have been boosted, thanks to a new law passed in 2017. Previously, perpetrators would only receive as little as 180 days for the most horrific acts of abuse. Now, they will receive anywhere from two to 10 years in jail; additionally, any loopholes that would excuse them of punishment have been closed.

With too many cases of animal abuse in recent years and several of these cases resulting in the animal’s death, these stronger punishments are a welcome development. Even in cases where it is too late to save an animal, it is comforting to know that their abuser will be punished as severely as if they’d killed another human being. The risk of increased jail time may also scare abusers straight, making them think twice before hurting an animal.

Animal welfare laws are some of the most important across the globe, and every step is a big one toward hopefully ending animal cruelty for good. Sign this petition to thank Texas for increasing their punishments towards animal abusers.


Dear Senator Menéndez,

Your new animal cruelty laws with increased punishments for perpetrators are a most welcome development. Animal abuse cases have increased within the past few years, several of them ending with the animal’s death and the abuser receiving much too light of a penalty.

Thanks to your new law, no animal’s suffering will be in vain as their abusers face up to 10 years jail time and no loopholes will exempt them from such penalties. These may not bring back the animals killed by their abusers, but they will still make examples of those people. Hopefully, such laws will make people think twice before hurting innocent animals, thus saving many from horrific fates.

Thank you for standing up for animal rights at a time where they are needed the most.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. Muchisimas gracias. One state took a stand for the voiceless innocents. Push the other 49 states to strengthen the laws against those who have no respect all life.

  2. Thank you, thank you! Let’s hope the world follows you with this! This should help poor animals from suffering abuse and cruelty!

  3. Linda Hilty-Tuttle says:


  4. Penalties for animal cruelty should be established nationwide and ENFORCED nationwide.

  5. Dear Senator Menéndez,
    As an animal person, I just wanted to thank you for enacting harsher laws for animal abusers.
    God bless you!

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