(ANIMAL CRUELTY) Believe it or not, most animal cruelty isn’t currently a federal crime. Thankfully the U.S. House of Representatives just unanimously passed a bill to change that.

Under the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act, or PACT Act, animal cruelty–including crushing, burning, drowning, suffocating, impaling, and other bodily injury–will be a federal felony.

Existing federal law only explicitly bans animal fighting, and solely criminalizes the act of filming and distributing video depicting animal cruelty.

Violators could face up to seven years in prison under the new law. Do you think that’s a fair sentence? Continue reading about the PACT Act at the following link, and share your thoughts in the comments below.

Thanks to the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act, animal cruelty is now a federal felony in the U.S. Photo Credit: AP

Read the full New York Times article, here: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/23/us/politics/animal-cruelty-pact-act-bill.html