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Federal Animal Abuse Laws?

It was a big win this week for our four-legged furry friends as the House approved a measure that makes animal cruelty a federal crime.
Lawmakers unanimously passed the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act on Tuesday, a bill that looks to strengthen a 2010 law that makes it illegal to create and distribute videos of animal abuse.
The new law would make it a crime for “any person to intentionally engage in acts that include burning, drowning, or suffocating.”


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