Felony Animal Cruelty
The process is underway to collect signatures
for a ballot initiative that will put changes to animal cruelty law in Idaho on
the November 2012 ballot.
Here are the Details!
First Some Background:
- There have
been several failed attempts in Idaho to pass harsher animal cruelty laws
through the state legislature.
- Idaho is
ONE OF ONLY THREE states left in the
nation that does not have felony punishments for instances of the most shocking
and repeated cruelty against animals.
- Only South Dakota and North Dakota also
still lack felony animal cruelty laws.
- More and more
studies have shown a strong link between cruelty to animals and violence towards
It is Time for Voters to Decide if
Idaho Needs Harsher Animal Cruelty Laws!
- Now through
April 2012 at least 60,000 signatures from registered voters from
across the state must be gathered.
- If that goal
is met, the initiative to strengthen Idaho’s animal cruelty law will go on the
November 2012 ballot.
- Click here for the changes to the current law. Sections that are crossed out will be
removed from the current law. Sections that are underlined and bolded are the
new additions to the current law.
Sign the Petition:
- If you live
in the Boise area you can sign the petition at the Idaho Humane Society shelter
at 4775 Dorman St. Boise, Idaho. Click here for a list of other locations across the state where you may sign.
- YOU MUST SIGN THE PETITION IN PERSON AND YOU MUST BE WITNESSED
(no online petitions).
- You must be
over the age of 18 and a registered voter to sign the petition.
your current address & last name is up-to-date on your voter registration!
shelter front desk you can get a voter registration form if you need to register
or update your name and/or address.
- Collect Signatures! You can pick up a packet of information
and copies of the petition at the Idaho Humane Society shelter in See Spot Shop.
- You can also print the instructions for
collecting signatures and the three pages of the petition by clicking here.
READ OVER THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE BEGINNING TO
COLLECT SIGNATURES! You will need
the ability to print on legal sized (8.5" x 14") paper, petitions printed on any other sized paper are NOT valid.
- Let us know if you're collecting
signatures at a local business or public location! We want to list those
locations here so the public knows where they can go to sign! Contact Hannah at
HParpart@idahohumanesociety.org or call (208) 475-0855.