In 2017, Travis Archer beat his Labrador retriever puppy, Ponce, so savagely that Ponce died. The attack was so brutal that a law was enacted in the puppy's name. While Ponce's Law has helped strengthen punishments for animal abuse-related crimes, it has a weak spot which has allowed this monster to have the opportunity to own, and possibly abuse, a pet again.
In December 2020, a Florida court overturned Archer's lifetime ban on pet ownership - claiming that the ban could not extend beyond the three years of his probation.
People like Travis Archer should not be allowed to own a pet - ever. Please sign today as we petition the state to revise Ponce's Law to include a lifetime ban on pet ownership for all people who are convicted of an animal abuse-related crime.