|Barked: Sun Oct 15, '06 3:05pm PST |
|Hey Smoke! I kinda had an issue with this one, too. What to say without getting too PO'd, ya know?
Plus, this silly Congressmen is obviously *very* concerned with people, so I pointed out that ultimately, dog fighting isn't really about dogs (even though we could all debate otherwise!) but about people... just to try and get him to open his eyes and THINK for a second!! So anyway, I don't know if it helps, but this is what I wrote:
"Dear Representative Sensenbrenner,
Please focus on the Dog Fighting bill instead of casting it to the side. You claim it is not a pressing issue, but it is. This isn't about animals, it's about people. Dog fighting and other forms of animal abuse are directly related to drugs, gangs, and other illegal activity that I'm sure you think is much more important. It is also a known fact that serial killers started out as animal abusers. Think about what a difference there could be in the lives of people, if animal abusers are given harsher punishments and their crimes are taken seriously. Animal abuse needs to be a felony in all 50 states. This is a great opportunity to make it happen. Please don't drag it out any longer than it has to.
Again, this isn't about the animals, it's about the people. But the animals will surely be just as grateful that their abusers are brought to justice with this new law.
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