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- The MS-FACT website is owned and operated by Gail Brown, an advocate for enactment of animal cruelty laws to protect cats and dogs which are equivalent to those currently in place for livestock in the state of Mississippi.
- This website encourages grassroots, non-partisan, voluntary lobbying efforts by others who support stronger animal cruelty laws in the state of Mississippi.
- Mississippi’s laws to protect DOGS and CATS are currently inadequate following the passage of the "MISSISSIPPI DOG AND CAT PET PROTECTION LAW OF 2011" passed in April 2011 making malicious acts of cruelty a second offense felony. It is the goal to seek a first offense felony to prosecute those who maliciously torture and abuse cats and dogs.
- Mississippi's law currently stipulates multiple acts of simple or aggravated cruelty to cats and/or dogs committed at the same time shall be considered one offense. It is the goal to amend "Section 97.41.16 (2) d" for prosecution of each individual act for each animal involved.
- Animal cruelty is a predictor and indicator of violent crimes, domestic violence and child abuse. Serial killers and school shooters frequently have histories of abusing animals escalating to violence against humans. Passing a first offense felony animal cruelty law is a crucial step to ensuring safety for the people before the violence escalates.
- Animal cruelty occurs throughout the state of Mississippi. Because the current law only proscecutes the first act of aggravated cruelty as a misdemeanor, the chance of a second offense conviction is less likely leaving great potential for violence to escalate against humans.
- Animal abuse is often linked to domestic abuse because offenders often turn their violent tendencies toward people. In a great number of cases, the family pet is used as a tool of threat and often killed in a violent act.
- Anti-cruelty laws act as a deterrent and method of punishment for those individuals who perpetrate the most heinous acts of cruelty against animals. They protect innocent children, elderly, and vunerable adults from violent predators.
- This law will provide law enforcement the necessary tool to take violent offenders off the streets before they escalate to violence against people.
** The people of Mississippi want animal cruelty to be prosecuted.
* Currently, there are no laws in Mississippi to regulate the health and well-being of dogs used for breeding purposes. Thousands of dogs live in inhumane conditions without receiving necessary vet care, adequate food, water, and shelter from the elements. It is the goal to pass laws to regulate these inhumane practices by meeting specific guidelines for the health and well-being of the dogs used for breeding.
Join the thousands of supporters on Facebook in on our discussions, view cases, photos, and be an advocate to help strengthen laws for animal cruelty/neglect to cats and dogs. Click on the Facebook link below to join the Cause "Mississippi - Fighting Animal Cruelty Together (MS-FACT)" to receive up-to-date notices throughout the legislative session and help make a difference!
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This website is not affiliated with "Mississippi - Fighting Animal Cruelty Together", a Mississippi non-profit corporation based in Madison, MS.
Working to make a brighter future for Mississippi's Dogs & Cats