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Pets are not personal property
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Many of today’s laws regarding our pets are antiquated and have not been changed or revised for many years. Many of the current laws were intended for the day when farming and ranching was the primary workforce. For at least the past 30 plus years. It's time these laws were changed.
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- Adopting my pet/s as a "Family Member" they will be protected under the child law. No, you can't marry a child or have sex with a child. The punishment for abusing or neglecting a "family member" will be the same as if you have abused or neglected a child. We are aware that a recent law has passed making animal abuse a class A felony, we just don't think that's enough.
- Under this law, adopting a pet will be much more stringent. There will be background checks, there will be required education courses/classes. The fees could even be raised. The point being that if the adoption laws are more strict then only the serious ones will adopt and hopefully there will less animals surrendered to the shelters and less senior pets surrendered to the shelters.
The point is not to do away with shelters all together, we will still need them. The point is to greatly reduce the number of pets being dumped at the shelters.
- A database of registered animal abusers and those who neglect animals should be established and kept current.
- Breeders, groomers, sitters, etc. will all be required to hold licenses and continued education.
- By a certain year all those who are being adopted out must come with a "birth" certificate. Where and by whom was he/she born. This will cut down on bad cross breeding.
- Unless you are a licensed breeder, all pets must be spayed and neutered.
- No more breeding of animals (pets) to be tested on. No more testing on animals. PERIOD!
I was just reading a petition about a US owned company that states that the FDA mandates the testing of drugs and research on animals before they released to humans!? Is this still truly necessary? There are plenty of facilities that pay humans to be testers and they are fully aware of what they are risking an animal does not.
-Each pet (dog and/or cat ) should get a fair trial vs. just being euthanized after biting, "mauling" or scratching a person, child. In fair trail we mean the following: Was the animal provoked? If that is the case is it really the animals fault? Does the animal and owner have the proper training or is there some other underlying medical reason why the attack happened?
Part of the original laws listed below and on our website state that training classes should be required as part of the adoption process. If people and their animals are well trained from the beginning then attacks should be greatly reduced. If an attack does occur then let's find out why and just like we do for people, we can send the dog and guardians to required training. If the animal was provoked then the person/child who did so will be charged and that person should be required to go through some sort of training.
- If needed, there could be some provision for them to be listed as a dependent of sorts in our tax laws.
Again, these are most of our thoughts. We look to you for additional information and opinions. We just read today that in mid June of this year that Quebec Canada now classifies pets as a sentient being, they are no longer personal property and does include jail time for abusers. France did this earlier. We had no idea and when we read it this morning it was like a huge weight was lifted. We were teary eyed with joy that it's already begun. We know that we can make this happen and help all of the animals in need.