Category: Animal Cruelty
|July 2, 2013||Posted by russmead under Animal Cruelty, New York|
Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) announced that the New York State Senate has passed S2305A, legislation that will require those that violate Buster’s Law by abusing animals, register his or her name and address with the division of criminal justice services, undergo a psychiatric evaluation and will also ban them from ever owning a pet again. [Read more…]
|July 1, 2013||Posted by Laura Allen under Animal Cruelty, Ohio|
Update July 1, 2013: Nitro’s Law has now been signed into law by Ohio Gov. John Kasich as part of the budget law! The years’ long battle to find justice for Nitro is over with this new law strengthening Ohio’s animal cruelty laws. [Read more…]
|June 27, 2013||Posted by russmead under Animal Cruelty, Horse Racing and Exhibitions, Oregon|
Update July 1, 2013: Gov. John Kitzhaber has now signed S.B. 835. Animal Law Coalition has been fighting to end this cruel fringe rodeo event. The event has rodeo cowboys roping the front legs of horses bringing them crashing to the ground. Tripped horses often suffer serious injuries, from broken bones to spinal damage, sometimes dying as a result. Those who survive are usually so psychologically traumatized that they cannot even look at a rope without becoming terrified. Oregon joins 11 other states in banning rodeo horse tripping. [Read more…]
|May 21, 2013||Posted by Laura Allen under Alabama, Animal Cruelty|
The Alabama legislature has passed a bill that strengthens the state’s animal cruelty laws. H.B. 27 lowers the burden of proof on prosecutors in establishing animal cruelty under the state’s law, Sec 13A-11-14. Instead of having to prove the offender acted intentionally or recklessly, prosecutors will only be required to prove criminal negligence or recklessness.
Also, animal cruelty will be a Class A misdemeanor instead of Class B. Maximum jail time will be increased from six months to one year.
The bill also establishes the crime of aggravated animal cruelty. A person commits aggravated animal cruelty by intentionally or knowingly committing an act of animal cruelty or neglect with torture. The word “torture” means inflicting “inhumane treatment or gross physical abuse meant to cause the animal intensive or prolonged pain or serious physical injury, or by causing the death of the animal.” Aggravated animal cruelty will be a Class C felony.
The bill has been sent to Gov. Robert J. Bentley for his signature.
Under current law only intentional torture to a dog or cat is a felony. Sec. 13A-11-241. H.B. 27 applies to all animals.