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Old 18-05-2015, 06:47 AM   #2
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FBI Makes Animal Abuse a Felony in 2016

Beginning in 2016, the worst animal abusers will no longer be looking at a slap of the wrist as the FBI has reclassified animal abuse, making it a felony.

As far as the nation’s top crime fighting agency is concerned, animal abuse will be felonious just as arson, burglary, kidnapping and murder are now.

Often, animal abusers don’t limit their abuse to pets but spread the pain and are involved in spousal or child abuse or both, noted Cindy Sanders, co-founder of Community Action for Animals, an animal welfare group in Memphis, Tenn., who spoke with KCTV5 in Kansas City, Mo.

FBI Makes Animal Abuse a Felony in 2016

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (SPCALA) in partnership with the National Law Enforcement Center on Animal Abuse of the National Sheriff’s Association worked to convince the FBI to add animal abuse crimes to the National Incident Based Reporting System, says Madeline Bernstein, president of the SPACLA.

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