Join the Fight with Pet Planet for Responsible Guardianship

We, the undersigned, petition to Embrace Guardianship by replacing the word “Owner” with “Guardian” in our city’s laws, by-laws and all documents published by the city, to better identify our animal companions as individuals, not objects. “Animal Guardian” is a respectful term that is consistent with public sentiment. Updating our city codes to include the term “Animal Guardian” is a symbolic change that demonstrates an attitude of public concern for the welfare of all animals. Though updated legal language does not affect our legal rights, responsibilities and liabilities, the psychological and sociological impact of this change in language is advancing positive attitudes about animal care.

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