Mississippi Legislature: Approve Senator Hill's bill to strengthen animal cruelty laws

Senator Angela Hill proposed a senate bill during the 2016 legislative session to strengthen Mississippi's inadequate animal cruelty laws. Though it did not pass, it will be amended and filed again this year. Please read the bill from 2016 and sign the petition to show your support for increased protections for Mississippi's animals! 

The legislature is now in session for 2017. We also ask that you contact your state representatives to voice your support. Phone calls and emails make a big difference!!

Mississippi's animal cruelty laws are grossly inadequate. We urge the Mississippi Legislature to pass Senator Hill's proposed animal cruelty bill, SB2600, in order to increase protections for cats and dogs. The proposed cruelty bill will do the following:

-Allow for a felony penalty for first time aggravated cruelty

-Allow law enforcement to charge multiple counts of cruelty, up to ten

-Require psychological counseling for offenders

Violence toward animals is inextricably linked toward violence against humans. By improving animal cruelty laws, we can prevent further violence and dissuade others from breaking the law.

As a state with some of the poorest animal cruelty protections in the nation, Mississippi's negative public image is detrimental to Mississippi's tourism and economic development revenue. It also is a deterrent for potential Mississippi citizens and encourages current citizens to move to places that are more humane toward animals. 

The proposed Cruelty Bill is not a threat to farmers and hunters, and will improve the quality of life for Mississippians and Mississippi's cats and dogs.

Who's signing

James Wheeler
Sheila Gregory
Peggy Lee
Nicola Dutton
Kim Scates
Mrs. Chris Wiggins
Patricia Gibson
Cindy Young
Laura Martin
Kim Murphy
La Lisa Lindemann
Kelsey Bailey
Justice Rainer
Laura Lillard
sherry malone
Marilyn J Morris
Megan Schroyer
Deanna Bowser
karen kimbrell
Marilyn David
Brenda Schall
Courtnie Lee
Christopher Spence
Cory Shiers
Dawn Brewer
Raden Adams
Nancy Femmer
2,485 SIGNATURES
100,000 signatures

Will you sign?


Showing 2303 reactions

  • James Wheeler
  • Sheila Gregory
  • Peggy Lee
  • Nicola Dutton
  • Kim Scates
  • Mrs. Chris Wiggins
    Mississippi Legislators: Please approve Sen. Hill’s bill to strengthen animal cruelty laws
  • Patricia Gibson
    Mississippi Legislature: Approve Senator Hill's bill to strengthen animal cruelty laws for dogs and cats
  • Patricia Gibson
    Mississippi Legislature: Approve Senator Hill's bill to strengthen animal cruelty laws for dogs and cats http://www.msspan.org/msanimalcrueltybill?recruiter_id=52790
  • Patricia Gibson
    Please sign bill for stronger animal cruelty laws.
  • Cindy Young
    Mississippi Legislature: Approve Senator Hill's bill to strengthen animal cruelty laws for dogs and cats
  • Cindy Young
  • Laura Martin
    This is very important for the canines and felines of Mississippi.
  • Kim Murphy
  • La Lisa Lindemann
    I support stronger laws against intentional acts of animal abuse, neglect and/or torture


    Please pass the bill!
  • Kelsey Bailey
  • Justice Rainer
  • Laura Lillard
  • sherry malone
  • Marilyn J Morris
  • Megan Schroyer
  • Deanna Bowser
  • karen kimbrell
  • Marilyn David
  • Brenda Schall
  • Courtnie Lee
  • Christopher Spence
  • Cory Shiers
  • Dawn Brewer
  • Raden Adams
    Raden Adams , Please , Please, do pass a stronger bill as this is not just another “bill” for many of us but a cry of help for humanity and Mississippi so desperately needs a strong bill punishing those who are indescribably cruel to animals of all kinds as they can not speak for themselves and we must! They should not suffer as they do now because they have no protection and are completely dependant on their owners that mistreat them without culpability.
  • Nancy Femmer
    We should be decent human beings in this state, along with other states as well.

    We should be kinder human beings, to our animals.

    I’ve seen too much animal abuse near me, in Gulfport and even Biloxi, MS.

    Laws should be changed to help support the animals here, not let the abuser’s get a slap on the wrist.

    Animals can’t speak. We as humans, need to speak for them.

    It’s a shame, when a video shows that the poor fur baby is being beaten by his human and the owner is “Not” hitting the seat as he stated. Police didn’t do enough. The Judge should have l let this fur baby be examind by the Vet, why ?Because it’s all paid for and it’s the right thing to do. I can’t imagine what this fur baby is going through right now!

    Change The Laws.

    Put pet Abuser’s away, the same way as they do to those that abude children, women and men.

    Thank you…

    A Human that loves animals…