Dear President Bush,
Animal Abuse must stop! Animal neglect cannot be allowed. Across the United States, thousands of animals are severely mistreated. Often this violence against animals goes unpunished. Animals have rights just like humans. They don't deserve to be tortured and abused. The people who commit these crimes are not getting enough time behind bars. Animal abuse crimes are often overlooked, despite the fact that statistics show that there is a strong correlation between violence against animals and violence against humans. These violent people must be severely punished for their crimes. An animal deserves the protection of the state. Are they not as important as a person. Are people somehow more valuable? No, we're not. The law must be more strict against animal abusers. Please take action to increase the penalties for animal abusers. You will be helping get criminals off the streets... perhaps before they take violent action against people as well!