Implement Harsher Punishments for Animal Cruelty Offenders

Target: Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak

Goal: Implement harsher animal cruelty laws and penalties in Nevada.

First and second animal cruelty offenses in Nevada are considered misdemeanors. In fact, a person who commits an act of animal cruelty for the second time can receive no more than six months in prison. Besides this punishment, the person will only receive a small fine and 100 to 200 hours of community service. These laws need to become stricter so that less animals will suffer at the hands of cruel owners.

Animal cruelty is not considered a felony until the third offense. Recently, citizens claimed that the owners of one dog were not held accountable for their actions. Lily died after allegedly being chained up in scorching 115-degree heat. Witnesses said she was stuck outside with no access to shade or water, and that she had lost her ability to bark. Anyone who leaves a dog outside in weather this hot deserves at least five years behind bars, which is currently the maximum prison sentence for a third time offense. Sign this petition to stand up for mistreated pets and to demand Nevada strengthen their animal cruelty laws immediately.


Dear Governor Sisolak,

A person can commit two prior animal cruelty offenses before such a crime is considered a felony in the state of Nevada. If the laws do not change, many more pets will likely become victims of animal abuse.

A person who has committed a first-time animal cruelty offense may only be required to spend two days in prison, instead of the maximum six-month time period allowed for this crime. Even for a second offense, the law only requires that a person spend six months in prison at most.

It was recently reported that one dog named Lily died, because her owners allegedly left her outside in 115-degree heat. She reportedly was not provided with water, or any shaded areas where she could rest. Instead, Lily allegedly died alone while chained up in someone’s backyard. According to reports, nobody was held responsible for Lily’s untimely death. Community members are therefore now protesting in an effort to ensure Nevada enacts tougher animal cruelty laws. People found guilty of inexcusable animal abuse should receive a lengthy prison sentence the first time such an act is committed. For these reasons, we demand that you support and advocate for more stringent animal cruelty laws in your state.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. Linda Hilty-Tuttle says:

    YES, WE NEED STRICTER LAWS—–IN ALL 50 STATES!!! Inexcusable ANIMAL ABUSE & NEGLECT SHOULD & MUST receive a lengthy prison sentence the first time such an act is committed!!! Nothing is going to change until we get MUCH STRICTER WITH PENALTIES & PRISON SENTENCES! SIGNED & SHARED!

  2. Definitely harsher and stiffer penalties for animal abusers no more of this one day in jail and $50 fine that’s BS. And under the current Administration that will never happen because his son kills endangered species for fun. I am tired of people just randomly killing animals for the fun or thrill of it or whatever their idiotic reason is. They should be held accountable and spend jail time like maybe 6 months and they need to enforce that I don’t care if it’s a seventeen-year-old kid put him in with the adults

  3. Laura Odonnell Laura Odonnell says:

    Animals are more than property—they feel physical and emotional pain as much as humans do. If we are going to continue to manipulate, dominate, maim and slaughter animals, as well as take their home environments, we have at the very least a duty to care for them. We ourselves are animals, seemingly monstrous ones, and we need to effect change not just for them but for ourselves. We are destroying everything around us in our greed and in our sheer numbers. It is painful to see what we truly are.

  4. All states need to implement harsh and strict punishments for animal abuse! No one should get away with harming an innocent animal.

  5. Teresa Zamalloa says:

    Are we living in the ‘civilized’ U.S.A. or in a Third World country?

  6. Gabriela Torres says:

    Dear Governor Sisolak,
    Animal Cruelty Offenders Face Federal Fines and Imprisonment – Animal cruelty is now officially banned across the United States, per President Trump’s signature on a federal document.

    DOesn’t this apply to Las Vegas also?

  7. The stupid fuck owner needs to tied outside without water in 115 degree heat .Stupid mf.

  8. All animal torturers and animal murderers must be brought to Justice and put to death. This must be introduced into the Animal Protection Laws. It is the only way these psychopathic animal torturers and animal murderers can be stopped. You kill every one of these animal torturing murdering psycho monsters on our planet.No excuse just kill them.

  9. Animal abusers globally must have the mandatory death penalty implemented.Prison is not appropriate.

  10. The PERFECT time for the punishment to fit the crime. Tho much much MUCH more painful.

  11. Animals are more kind than half of so called humans. There should be very serious, long term consequences for animal cruelty and in heinous crimes the evil perpetrators should be euthanized.

  12. Burn them all! These scumbags aren’t fazed by any type of punishment. The keep doing vile acts no matter what. Just burn the a**holes. They don’t deserve to exist

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