26 September 2011

Dogs and cats deserve a voice in politics: Sign the petition

With the launch of the new website We the People, where people can create their own petitions, the Obama administration gives users a chance to bring important topics to the attention of the administration. When a petition has 5,000 supporters, it is submitted to the White House administration for review.

PETA is petitioning for a mandatory spay/neuter law for all animals that are adopted from puppy mills, breeders, shelters, or pet stores. The mandatory law will be in effect until all dogs and cats in the U.S. have homes. The petition is a great way to get everyone involved in letting President Obama know that spay and neutering is extremely important.

The petition, Stop Animal Homelessness at Its Roots, has reached the 5,000 needed supporters and now have over 7,000 voices supporting the need to reduce homelessness in the U.S. Let's not stop here; the more voices, the better. This is a critical issue that needs as much support as possible.

Each year, six to eight million dogs and cats are brought to overcrowded animal shelters, and half of those animals are euthanized. The animals that are left homeless are provided a horrible life of loneliness, cruelty, and starvation, plus numerous injuries and diseases.

Please sign the petition and spread the word on the importance of spay and neutering. So many low cost spay and neuter options are now available, and there are already more than enough animals in the world in need of homes.

Signing the petition is extremely easy, but you will need to first register to make an account. You will receive an email notification, which will direct you back to the petition, where you can click "Sign this petition" to automatically leave your signature.

You will also be given the opportunity to share the link on Facebook and Twitter. The Obama administration is giving us the chance to stand up for what we believe in, so let's make good use of it!

Alexandra Beane | Facebook | Twitter
Alexandra is highly passionate about animals and animal rights, and wants to raise awareness of the cruelty that many animals suffer in the best way she knows how, and this is by written word. She is a recent graduate of Metropolitan State University in Minnesota, with a degree in Professional Writing and a minor in Creative Writing.

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