President Donald Trump Signs Bi-Partisan Bill Targeting Animal Cruelty
By Fox News // November 26, 2019
ABOVE VIDEO: Trump signs the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act.
(FOX NEWS) – President Trump signed a bipartisan bill on Monday that makes certain acts of animal cruelty are charged as a federal felony, saying it’s important for the nation to combat “heinous and sadistic acts of cruelty.”
The Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act (PACT) prohibits extreme acts of cruelty, including intentional crushing, burning, drowning, suffocating, impalement, carried out against “living non-human mammals, birds, reptiles, or amphibians,” according to National Public Radio.
Even though animal cruelty is a crime in all 50 states, animal activists claim the new law will make it easier for the federal government to prosecute those who carry out the abuse.
The bill signed by Trump makes animal cruelty punishable by a fine, up to seven years in prison or both.
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