Advocates rally for stronger animal protection laws in Frankfort

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT)- Animal advocates from around Kentucky are pushing for stronger animal protection laws. The group took their desires to the capitol on Friday.

For the 11th year, Kentucky has ranked as the worst state for animal protection laws. A reason advocates say they are pushing lawmakers to make some major changes.

The event called "Humane Lobby Day" was created to improve the statistic.

Currently, two bills have been crafted and are trying to be passed this session.

One bill would outlaw beastiality in the state while the other would provide legal protection to anyone who breaks into a hot car to rescue an animal.

Kathryn Callahan, Kentucky's State Director for the Humane Society says with it being an election year; she suggests for activists to put more pressure on lawmakers than ever before.

"Be active and get to know your legislators because really the power lies in the citizens of this state."

Following the rally, activists learned how to speak state legislators and convey their desires for the law.



 
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