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We the undersigned petition to amend the Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013 to impose harsher sentencing for animal abuse cases More details

Submitted by Sophie Kelliher Deadline to sign up by: 2018-03-30 21:11:48 Signatures: 67

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Current signatories

Sophie Kelliher, the Petition Creator, joined by:

Sophie Kelliher
Niamh Dunne
Liam Hayes
david lawless
Cassandra Daly
susie newman
Ciara Birkett
Kelley Gissane
Peter Hogan
Orla Lawn
Julie Molloy
celine jamin
Elie Hemmingsson
Caren Cregan
Emmet Cregan
Fiona Fennell
Simon Wallace
Michael McClintock
Hannah Ryan
Hannah Crehan
Paula Guinan
Cormac Murray
Debra Daly
Shane Kelliher
Donal Ryan
Sophie Dempsey
Evan O'Hora
Alison Hayes
Laura Brady
Jennifer Fisher
Jennifer Fisher
Vincent O’Byrne
Brendan Spierin
Kirsty Hickey
Aoife Ryan
Peigi Conneff
Darren Sludds
Denny Lawlor
Denny Lawlor
Lee Ellis Hevey
James Grennan
Aoife Buckley
Mark Davy
Robert Egan
Jane Byrne
Nicholas Hegarty
Anne Canavan
Monica Almeida
Monica Almeida
Ana Milicic
Daniele Heffernan
Lucy Holbrook
Jake Moran
Jake Moran
Antonio Caruso
Antonio Caruso
Zohra O’Doherty
Rob ONeill
Brendan Finnegan
Laura Casey
Ciara Ryan
Oisín Boyce
Grace Mullen
Nivelton Alves de Farias
Nivelton Alves de Farias
Dafne Grimaldo

More details from petition creator

In the past week alone in Ireland, an elderly dog has been tied to a tree, abused and left to die and a small puppy was bludgeoned with a hammer and placed into a microwave while still alive and killed. These are examples of the extreme animal cruelty taking place in Ireland that have been reported, there are countless others just as inhumane that go unreported. Currently under the Animal Heath and Welfare Act 2013 there seems to be limitations in the sentencing for acts of cruelty towards animals- with most cases resulting in the accused no longer being able to own animals or a limit placed on the number of animals they can own, serving suspended sentences or simply paying a fine. This lenient sentencing is not deterring offences and re-offences. I read once that dogs and horses are the most abused animals as they are loyal and trusting and always return to the human who abuses them. Studies have shown that people capable of abusing sentiment beings such as an animals show a lack of empathy that can be applied to their treatment of humans also. I implore you to sign this petition if you feel that animals deserve the same protections that applies to citizens under Irish Law. Harsher sentencing will be a step forward in empowering the countless rescues, charities and law enforcement who work tirelessly for the welfare of animals in this country to hold those accountable and remove animals for unsuitable situations. If those who are breaking the law can be held accountable, a difference can be made.Thank you.
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