Two States Left
Picture this scene, which took place in March of 2012: A dog, taken to a bar by his owner, swung violently around in the air by his collar and leash, nearly choking to death.
In 48 states this disgusting act of cruelty would warrant a felony penalty -- but, sadly, in both North Dakota and South Dakota the offender would get a mere slap on the wrist.
The safety of our nation's beloved animals should not differ between state lines, and this November North Dakotans have the chance to become the 49th state to make extreme animal cruelty a felony. But, we need your help!
Measure 5 on the North Dakota ballot will make the harshest forms of animal cruelty -- such as burning, suffocating, or impaling an animal -- a felony offense, as it is in 48 other states. But, without national support to get the word out to voters, it will not pass on November 6. And that's why I'm emailing you today: Can you make a special gift of just $25, or whatever you can afford, to ensure North Dakota's animals are protected from cruelty?
National agribusiness groups are already blasting North Dakota's TV and radio airways with lies about Measure 5. These groups are standing on the side of cruelty, and we can't let them win. Will you help us fight back and make sure North Dakota voters here the truth -- the simple truth -- that malicious and intentional cruelty to dogs, cats, and horses should be felony, just like it is in 48 other states?
Friend, if you agree that North Dakota's beloved dogs, cats, and horses should enjoy the same protections against cruelty as the animals in your state, then please donate now to make it happen on November 6.
Together, we fight every day to ensure animals are protected from cruelty -- and together we've worked to make animal cruelty a felony in 48 states. Join the battle for North Dakota's animals and show them that animal lovers everywhere support this critical campaign.
Be a part of the movement -- donate today. With your help, we will win on Election Day.
Thanks for all you do for animals,
Wayne Pacelle, President & CEO
The Humane Society of the United States
Paid for by North Dakotans to Stop Animal Cruelty, Karen Thunshelle, Chairman