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“Extreme Animal Cruelty Cases Can Now Be Prosecuted As Federal Crimes”

“The PACT Act, which Trump signed after it passed Congress with unanimous support, builds on an earlier law against “crush videos.””

“President Donald Trump signed a bill into law Monday making acts of extreme animal abuse and torture federal crimes under certain circumstances.

The Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act had passed unanimously in the House and Senate in October and November, respectively.

Animal cruelty in the United States is typically a matter of state or local jurisdiction, with each state having its own set of animal welfare laws. But the PACT Act gives federal authorities the power to prosecute acts of extreme cruelty in specific cases.”

Hilary Hanson reports for HuffPost November 25, 2019.