PETITION TARGET: Georgia Governor Brian Kemp
UPDATE (5/3/2022): We sent our petition, signed by more than 22,500 people, to Gov. Brian Kemp. We were disappointed to see that additional legislation that aimed to protect dogs, including SB 303- Commercial Breeding Regulations, and HB609- Prohibit the Outdoor Sales of Pets, failed to make it to the Gov.’s desk. We’ll continue watching for key legislation that could improve innocent animals’ lives, and we’ll do all we can to advocate for them. — Lady Freethinker Staff
Trapped, panicked, alone, and in agony – hundreds of dogs perish every year in hot cars waiting for their guardians to come back for them.
Every minute counts. A dog can die in a hot car in just 20 minutes, but the Georgia House doesn’t seem to care. They just rejected Senate Bill 32, which would have protected good Samaritans who break into vehicles to save animals’ lives.
This inhumane decision only reinforces Georgia’s pitiful animal protection laws. Ranked 37 out of 50 states by the Animal Legal Defense Fund, they are near the bottom of the barrel when it comes to animal welfare and rights.
In a state that reaches triple-digit temperatures during the summer months, residents will either have to watch innocent, trapped animals die or face criminal charges.
Georgia needs to step up and join the 11 other states allowing citizens to save animals in distress trapped in vehicles, and make drastic improvements to its animal protection laws.
Sign this petition urging Georgia Governor Brian Kemp to support bills aiming to protect animals, and enact stronger animal welfare legislation.