TAKE A BITE OUT OF CRIME, INDIANA AND TENNESSEE RESIDENTS!
Attention, Hoosier and Volunteer State residents! Your help is needed to pass the following legislation:
* At “hog-dog rodeos,” which have recently become very popular across the southern states, dogs, usually pit bulls, are turned loose in pens to attack wild pigs as onlookers cheer. The dogs are judged by how quickly they take down their prey. To prevent injury to the dogs, the hogs’ tusks are often snapped off, rendering the animals defenseless. The hogs can sustain serious injuries during these events, including ripped ears, mangled noses and other gaping wounds.
Proposed legislation in Tennessee, SB 1522, would make it a Class E felony to own or train hogs for the purpose of fighting, baiting or injuring another animal, for amusement, sport or gain. Tennessee humanitarians, please visit the ASPCA Advocacy Center today, where you can send letters asking your legislators to support SB 1522.
* Indiana’s current animal cruelty law only prevents someone from knowingly or intentionally beating a vertebrate animal or from torturing or mutilating an animal. There is nothing to prohibit someone from killing your pet! But if passed, SB 252 would make knowingly or intentionally killing a domestic animal a Class D felony—unless the killing was necessary to prevent injury to a person, protect property or prevent a seriously injured domestic animal from prolonged suffering. To ask your legislators to amend the cruelty statute, Indiana residents, please visit the ASPCA Advocacy Center today.
Not a resident of Indiana or Tennessee? Find out how you can help pass humane legislation in your state at the ASPCA Advocacy Center.