The Desperate Housewives star has posted the petition link on her Twitter.com page, telling her followers, "Everyone check this out! Thx!", while Milano adds, "If you you love animals, please consider signing this."

Dexter star Julie Benz writes on her page on the site, "Please sign... Will You Support Harsher Penalties For Animal Abuse? Need 5,000 signatures lets make a difference together!" and Eliza Dushku backs her pal's calls for action, adding: "RT (re-tweet) for my girl Julie Benz".