Target: Colorado State Governor John Hickenlooper
Goal: Introduce mandatory fines for animal fighting.
Animal fighting is already a felony in Colorado, and now those found guilty will pay a mandatory fine, pending legislation. Currently, fines are only given at the judge’s discretion, but the introduction of mandatory fines will ensure these criminals receive the full consequence of their actions. Doing so will also increase incentive to act in accordance with animal rights laws and play an important role in the fight against animal cruelty. Urge Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper to pass this legislation and ensure every case of animal fighting receives proper punishment.
The introduction of mandatory fines will send a strong message to the state demonstrating a zero tolerance policy. Cases of animal fighting will be clear and concise and there will no longer be any doubt surrounding the severity of their punishment. Such fines are crucial when dealing with animal abuse cases because they convey the importance of treating animals with the utmost respect.
Unfortunately, animal fighting is still considered a form of entertainment for sick individuals, and stricter laws will force many to reconsider their actions. Mandatory fines are not the answer to animal fighting, but will absolutely play a vital role in protecting animals and establishing a society that refuses to tolerate all forms of animal cruelty. Please sign this petition to urge Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper to implement mandatory fines for all cases of animal fighting.
Dear Governor Hickenlooper,
Cases of animal fighting in Colorado do not currently carry mandatory fines and many criminals are able to walk away with relatively minor punishment. This does little to convey the importance of acting in accordance with animal rights laws. Those found guilty will find little to deter them from committing these crimes in the future and a culture of animal cruelty will thrive. I urge you to implement mandatory fines for anyone found guilty of animal fighting, and take a strong stance against all forms of animal cruelty.
Animal fighting continues to be a disturbing form of entertainment that perpetuates a culture in which animals are treated as puppets rather than living beings. Though little can be done to change the nature of these sick individuals, there is plenty of room to increase punishment for animal fighting. Colorado has expressed its desire to implement mandatory fines for every individual involved in animal fighting, and you have an excellent opportunity to make an extremely positive change for the state.
Please pass legislation to implement mandatory fines for animal fighting, and play a vital role in the fight against animal cruelty.
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