I have over a thousand wonderful watchers here on dA, and I need your help. Or more importantly, your animals need your help. Your pets are in dangers. From who? From anyone who dislikes them or YOU.
Currently, no law protects your animal (no matter what kind) from being a victim of false accusations. As in, anyone can call in to your local police office and say your animal bit them. The police can then come, without a warrant, and seize your animal. No proof has to be given from the tipster, and they can choose to remain anonymous.
This petition has been started because enough is enough. And recently, false accusations has ended in the death of a dearly beloved animal. Vader, the domesticated fox.
A radical animal rights activist plagued the owners pet-themed blog and demanded she 'release' her fox (who was bred domesticated and lives a fully domesticated life similar to a house cat) or she would do something. Having recieved threats like this before, she deleted the message and moved on, thinking nothing of it. Then a few days later, someone sends her local police station a photo of a bitten hand, claiming the couple's fox attacked and bit them.
Police came to the house without a warrant and siezed the fox. The couple tried to assist the officer, offering to help put Vader in a carrier to make things smoother, but the officer told them to back off, and cornered Vader, handled him roughly and crated him himself. Then took off. Before the couple could do anything to prepare for a court case or investigation, the cops returned later with Vader's collar and no body, telling them their pet had been euthanized.
Vader could be your pet.
I need you all to take a minute and sign this whitehousegov petition. It needs to reach 100,000 signatures to be looked into by higher authorities.
The petition is To have a mandatory investigation of all domesticated animal biting and attack reports.
Meaning that any bite or attack report from any domestic animal must be investigated before they take any drastic measures.
If you own a pet. If you love your pet. They are already not safe because this law does not exist. Anyone spiteful towards you and your animal can falsely report them and have them taken away from you.
Please, no matter what type of pet you own, sign the petition. Don't let what happened to the devastated family of Vader happen to anyone else ever again.