Saturday, February 18, 2006

Help Bring Animal Abusers To Justice!

As you know, violent criminals often harm or kill animals when they are committing acts such as burglary and arson. Legislation that would ensure that such criminals are appropriately charged for their cruel acts—Assembly Bill 9932 and Senate Bill 6720—has been introduced in the New York legislature. Today, please urge your legislators to do the right thing and support this legislation.
If it becomes law, A9932 and its identically worded sister bill, S6720, would expand the law's current definition of aggravated cruelty to animals to include harm done to animals when a felony is committed. If a companion animal suffers physical injury or death when someone commits a felony or is fleeing from the scene of the crime, that person would also face felony cruelty-to-animals charges.
Please politely urge your assembly member and your senator to support A9932 and S6720, respectively.
Please forward this message to others in your state who might be willing to lend their voices to this important issue. New York's animals are again counting on you.
Thank you for your continued compassion for animals.
Yours sincerely,
Dan Paden
Domestic Animal and Wildlife Rescue & Information

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