Sign the Petition to

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) and State & Federal Government(s)

We the undersigned request the following..
Mandate that Veterinarians report all cases of animal abuse / neglect to be investigated by the relevant authorities in all States.
State Laws differ as to when a veterinarian is required to report animal abuse. Some states require that the veterinarian has direct knowledge of the abuse or neglect while others require only a “reasonable suspicion. “
By understanding their role in identifying and reporting cases of suspected animal cruelty, and by using their expertise to assist the police and prosecution in the investigation and prosecution of the case, veterinarians play a critical role in preventing further acts of animal neglect and abuse. They not only protect their own animal patients, they help make their community a safer and more humane place to live for both its human and animal inhabitants.

This very sadly is a perfect example of why animal abuse must be reported. Justice for Mary...
A 20-year-old Wisconsin woman is facing up to 5 years in jail and a $30,000 fine for severely abusing her boyfriend's dog over a period of months and eventually killing the German Shepherd-Labrador mix named Mary.
http://dogpostdaily.com/2012/10/woman-kept-diary-of-dog-abuse-and-death-video/
PLEASE READ this is the official criminal complaint detailing what occurred:
http://ftpcontent.worldnow.com/waow/Janus_Complaint.pdf

Sincerely ..

Signed,

Jessy Svetanoska

This petition closed almost 2 years ago

How this will help

This very sadly is a perfect example of why animal abuse must be reported. Justice for Mary...
A 20-year-old Wisconsin woman - SEAN D JANAS - is facing up to 5 years in jail and a $30,000 fine...

This very sadly is a perfect example of why animal abuse must be reported. Justice for Mary...
A 20-year-old Wisconsin woman - SEAN D JANAS - is facing up to 5 years in jail and a $30,000 fine for severely abusing her boyfriend's dog over a period of months and eventually killing the German Shepherd-Labrador mix named Mary.
Police suspect Sean D. Janas killed the dog in June 2012 by poisoning her with Draino, bleach and unidentified pills and then slitting the dog's throat.
The criminal complaint stated that neighbors told police they had heard Janas yelling at the dog and hitting Mary with the leash. Drug abuse may have also been a factor. Janas also appears to have kept a disturbing journal detailing months of torture. She detailed her hatred of the dog and her desire to kill the dog, revelling in the dog's pain and suffering.
READ MORE..
http://dogpostdaily.com/2012/10/woman-kept-diary-of-dog-abuse-and-death-video/
http://www.examiner.com/article/wisconsin-woman-arrested-for-torturing-and-poisoning-boyfriend-s-dog
http://www.dogheirs.com/tamara/posts/2136-woman-who-tortured-and-poisoned-her-boyfriend-s-dog-faces-up-to-5-years-in-jail

Please sign her petition:
http://www.causes.com/causes/644857-let-s-turn-facebook-orange-for-animal-cruelty-awareness/actions/1696696

** PLEASE READ this is the : official criminal complaint: http://ftpcontent.worldnow.com/waow/Janus_Complaint.pdf

Animal Abuse and Animal Neglect..
The AVMA recognizes that veterinarians may observe cases of animal abuse or neglect as defined by federal or state laws, or local ordinances. The AVMA considers it the responsibility of the veterinarian to report such cases to appropriate authorities, whether or not reporting is mandated by law. Prompt disclosure of abuse is necessary to protect the health and welfare of animals and people. Veterinarians should be aware that accurate, timely record keeping and documentation of these cases are essential. The AVMA considers it the responsibility of the veterinarian to educate clients regarding humane care and treatment of animals.
Despite the recent surge in reporting laws, some veterinarians and professional organizations hesitate to embrace such laws. Veterinarians have concerns over breaking client confidentiality with the owners of their patients as well as concerns about accurately detecting signs of animal abuse.

https://www.avma.org/Advocacy/StateAndLocal/Pages/sr-animal-abuse-reporting-requirements.aspx
https://www.avma.org/Advocacy/StateAndLocal/Pages/sr-animal-abuse-cross-reporting.aspx
http://www.animallaw.info/articles/ddusvetreporttable.htm
http://www.aspcapro.org/the-veterinarians-legal-role-in-animal-c.php

In recent years, many states have focused their attention on animal abuse, neglect, and cruelty reporting by veterinarians, health care providers, and other social service providers. Currently, AVMA is aware of eleven states that require licensed veterinarians to report certain suspected animal cruelty violations. Section 21 of the AVMA's Model Veterinary Practice Act encourages veterinarians to report animal abuse.

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