Animal cruelty on the path to a felony
Animal cruelty isn't getting treated lightly anymore.
Pennsylvania isn’t taking animal cruelty lightly anymore, according to Philadelphia Magazine.
Pennsylvania Senate unanimously passed legislation that will increase the penalties for animal cruelty and neglect, according to Governor Tom Wolf.
Libre’s Law, the name of the bill that will enforce new grades of violations up to a felony for those who intentionally torture or neglect an animal to the point of severe injury or death.
Pennsylvania is one of the last three states to not have an ordinance at this level.
Gov. Tom Wolf, who is set to sign the legislation sign legislation, stated, “I applaud the sponsors and advocates who have fought for too long to improve Pennsylvania’s protections for animals,” Wolf said in a statement yesterday. “We are long overdue to join the rest of the country in having higher standards of care for our pets and other animals.”
Libre’s Law is the first step against both animal fighting and neglect such as leaving an animal alone in extreme conditions for more than 30 minutes.