I received a letter in the mail today from “The Animal Legal Defense Fund” and as much as this is going to bring me to tears once again by typing this, this is some of what it said. Two men in Tennessee tortured a puppy for fun. The puppy died after 4 hours of suffering. They kicked her repeatedly until her ribs broke. One of the men stood on the puppy’s head, pushing her into the ground. They wired her mouth shut….tied wire around her neck….and hanged her from a tree, trying to choke her. Then stabbed her in the back with a knife.
The men’s punishment for torturing and brutally killing the innocent puppy was two years of probation and 200 hours of community service.
Would you call that justice? I wouldn’t!
ADLF is working to ensure animal abusers pay for their crimes with a potent combination of jail time, fines, psychiatric treatment, supervised probation, and, most importantly, bans on animal ownership. Then the punishment will not only begin to fit the crime, it will protect animals from further abuse and it will deter other potential abusers from harming animals. As the ADLF mentions, convicted animal abusers have some of the highest repeat offender rates known to law enforcement. And many violent animal abusers don’t just abuse animals. Convicted animal abusers are five times more likely to commit violent crimes against
people and four times as likely to commit property crimes. So, what’s to stop those two men from adopting and abusing more animals?
That is why it is absolutely critical that ADLF continues the groundbreaking effort in launching to create a national Do Not Adopt Registry that will help keep defenseless animals out of the hands of convicted
PLEASE click the following link to be brought directly to the page on the ADLF website where you can very quickly add your voice by signing a petition to your local representatives in supporting ADLF’s work to create a national animal abuser registry: http://exposeanimalabusers.org/. This registry will help keep animals out of the hands of violent animal abusers who too often repeat their crimes. Visit the ALDF website to learn more about this and other ways they are trying to help animals. Also, click the following link to be brought to the ADLF website: http://aldf.org/ where you will find on the homepage a place you can sign the “Animal Bill of Rights.”
It broke my heart to write this, but it needs to be done. Too many
people ignore this issue because it hurts too hear about it. How will
people like those two Tennessee men ever be stopped if we all keep our heads in the sand and our ears covered saying “la la la la la” because we can’t handle it? An animal is a feeling being. Would you just ignore this if this was your elder parent or grandparent? How about your child being abused by a babysitter? I doubt you would ignore it. So why would you ignore this? It’s a living, feeling being. They have no voice, WE are their voice. Please pay attention. Please sign the petition and
encourage others you know to also. Please help!