Alabama animal cruelty legislation

Politics & Government
7:36 am
Wed May 22, 2013

Animal Protection Groups Praise Alabama Bill

aspca.org

Animal protection groups are urging Alabama's governor to sign legislation toughening the penalties for animal cruelty.

   The Legislature passed a bill on the last night of its session to increase the penalty for animal cruelty from a maximum of six months in jail to a maximum of one year. The bill also adds a definition for torture that can cause the punishment to increase to a felony carrying up to 10 years in prison.

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