Action Alert

Florida: Ask Your Legislators to Protect Animal Cruelty Victims!

S.B. 1048, introduced by Senator Jason Pizzo, would allow volunteer attorneys to advocate for animal victims in cruelty cases. Considering the relative complexity of animal crime cases — involving victims who are unable to speak for themselves and who are considered living “evidence” who need food, water, socialization, and veterinary care — the needs of the animal victim may not always be considered. SB 1048 would change that by providing animal victims with an advocate whose duty is to represent the animal’s interests.

Your state senators need to hear from you today — please email your state senator and urge them to support SB 1048, which will create a courtroom animal advocate program in Florida and protect victims of animal cruelty.