Make Rocky's New Year's resolution a reality. South Dakota should be the 49th state in the country with felony level penalties for the most malicious acts of animal cruelty because we want to protect our pets and communities from violent offenders. There is a link between animal cruelty and human violence and recent cases in South Dakota demonstrate the need for such laws, check out this link for the facts.
Take action today, South Dakota's Legislative Session begins soon and we are still working to secure a sponsor for this bill. Dozens of advocates have already contacted their legislators, many are sympathetic to the issue but none have agreed to lead the charge. Perhaps big Ag interests have shared misinformation on the subject or perhaps they just don't think it is important to you, their constituents. Make your voice heard.
- Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request fact sheets and documents to help you draft a letter to your legislators.
- Find your legislators by following this link: http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2013/MemberMenu.aspx if you don't know who represents you, click on the 'Who are my legislators' link.
- Use the state's website to email your legislators today. You are their constituents and they want to work on issues important to you like passing felony animal cruelty laws in 2013.