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Bill Seeks to Make Animal Abuse Equal to Domestic Abuse in Wisconsin

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Senate Bill 162, introduced by State Senators Fred Risser (D-26), Tim Carpenter (D-3), and Julie Lassa (D-24) would make “harm or threat of harm” to an animal a form of domestic abuse.  In Wisconsin, being charged with domestic abuse means losing the ability to purchase or possess firearms.  

The absurdity of SB 162 is that it not only equates animals to humans, but also does not define what “harm or threat of harm” is.  Animal “rights” extremists could argue that the training of hunting dogs or everyday treatment of dairy cattle constitutes abuse.  A restraining order filed against you for common activities involving an animal will result in loss of your Second Amendment rights and a violation could put domestic abuse charges on your record.

Please contact the members of the Senate Committee of Judiciary and Corrections and respectfully urge them to vote against SB 162 when the time comes.


State Senate Lena Taylor (D-4), Chair
(608) 266-5810
Sen.Taylor@legis.wisconsin.gov
  

State Senator Jim Sullivan (D-5), Vice-Chair
(608) 266-2512 or (866) 817-6061
Sen.Sullivan@legis.wisconsin.gov

State Senator Glen Grothman (R-20)
(608) 266-7513 or (800) 662-1227
Sen.Grothman@legis.wisconsin.gov

State Senator Mary Lazich (R-28)
(608) 266-5400 or (800) 334-1442
Sen.Lazich@legis.wisconsin.gov


State Senator Kathleen Vinehout (D-31)
(608) 266-8546 or (877) 763-6636
Sen.Vinehout@legis.wisconsin.gov  

 

 

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