Success: Animal Abusers to Face Harsher Legal Standards and Consequences

Target: Tate Reeves, Governor of Mississippi

Goal: Support enhanced charges and penalties for the most serious animal cruelty offenses.

In a promising sign of change, the state with what many believe to be the weakest animal welfare laws in the United States will now decisively punish animal abusers with some of the nation’s strongest laws. Horrific crimes against animals have long plagued Mississippi, including a recent disturbing incident where a dead dog was discovered at a canine-selling swap meet. Signers of this ForceChange petition joined in calls for reform. The governor has listened and answered with validation of a landmark law for the state.

Senate Bill 2658 passed with surprisingly strong support in the state legislature. In contrast to previous laws, which offered little to nothing in the way of serious felony charges, the new legal dictate unequivocally distinguishes aggravated animal cruelty (the worst of cruelty offenses) as a felony. Critically, if more than one animal is harmed, separate charges may be levied for each victim. Individuals who are repeat offenders on these sick acts may go to prison for two decades.

Sign the petition below to thank Governor Reeves for his role in rectifying this dangerous oversight in animal welfare protections.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Governor Reeves,

Previous animal cruelty laws in Mississippi included destructive loopholes that enabled too many convicted animal abusers to get off with essentially a free pass for their crimes. The passage of Senate Bill 2658 helped put a halt to this horrible trend. Your signature will ensure the law now reflects the gravity of animal cruelty felonies.

Thank you for helping protect Mississippi’s innocent animals for years to come.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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14 Comments

  1. Linda Hilty-Tuttle says:

    PRAISE TO THE LORD!!!!!

    • AMEN…..TO GOD BE THE GLORY…..IT IS ABOUT TIME THAT HUMANS HAVE SOME COMPASSION FOR ANIMALS IN THE COURT SYSTEM…..THE ANIMALS HAVE DONE NOTHING TO DESERVE WHAT HUMANS DO TO THEM & IT IS SO NOT FAIR….AS THE BIBLE STATES, AN EYE FOR AN EYE…

  2. Patrick Butler says:

    Thank you, Governor Reeves!

  3. Animal laws suck!! Thank u!

  4. MARYCECILIA SEDILLO says:

    THANK YOU! THANK YOU FOR YOUR HARD WORK! GOD BLESS YOU!

  5. Jane Todaro says:

    Thank you very much, Governor Reeves!

  6. Jaime Perez says:

    It’s about time! Thank you for working to protect the animals!!

  7. All animal abusers globally must be exterminated.

  8. Kathleen I Nagy-DeRosa says:

    Hallelujah! It’s certainly about time! Now start the arrests with the puppy mills.

  9. I support enhanced charges and penalties for the most serious animal cruelty offenses.
    All animal torturers and animal murderers must be brought to Justice and put to death. These animal torturing murdering monsters do not deserve to live. The psychopathic depraved deliberate animal torturers and animal murderers will continue their sadism and evilness against the precious and helpless animals and wildlife if not eradicated from our planet earth. Kill them all, no questions asked just kill the monster from hell. And let these pos burn in hell.

    • If the state won’t do it they need Street Justice – the sort they won’t recover from starting with a Red Hot Poker where the sun doesn’t shine

  10. quinten putnam says:

    I support this bill because animals have no voice when it comes to defending their rights to exist without fear of harm from merciless humans. Thank you for taking action on this in the name of animals everywhere…

  11. I support this bill. But if the democrats get into office ….nobody…I mean nobody will be held accountable for anything! Remember that when you go to vote!

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