Changes we’d like to see
- Increase the penalties from civil to criminal penalties. $250 dollar fine is simply a slap on the wrist.
- Clarify that it is the actual temperature that matters, not the outdoor temperature.
Read the bill
You can read the full bill here.
Our Tweets on this bill
HB2432, sponsored by @JenLongdon and @DrAmishShah aims to reduce suffering of dogs in Arizona. Great start, but why are their only civil penalties in the bill and no criminal penalties ? #animalcruelty is a crime. #AZlaws— Progress Through Photography AZ (@PTPArizona) February 1, 2022
HB2432 protects dogs from heat in Arizona. The bill states:— Progress Through Photography AZ (@PTPArizona) February 1, 2022
(a) THE ACTUAL OR EFFECTIVE OUTDOOR TEMPERATURE IS BELOW 32 DEGREES F OR ABOVE ONE 100 DEGREES F.
Stuck in a car, a dog will die on a 90F degree day. Who cares about OUTDOOR temperature. @DrAmishShah @JenLongdon