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March 30, 2015 / V A Nichols

The FBI Is Classifying Animal Abuse As A Top-Tier Felony To Stop It Once And For All

League of Humane Voters - Alabama

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“The policy change is an effort to prosecute more animal abusers, landing them in jail and setting an example. Animal abuse is not simply a minor crime.”

Abuse an animal, and you’ll be considered among the ranks of murderers and cannibals.

Earlier this week, the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced that animal abuse will be prosecuted as a “crime against society,” making it a Group A felony equal to arson and murder in the eyes of the law.

The AP reports that the FBI will prosecute intentional abuse and torture, gross neglect, sexual abuse and organized abuse, which includes dog fights.

The policy change is an effort to prosecute more animal abusers, landing them in jail and setting an example. Animal abuse is not simply a minor crime.

The National Sheriff’s Association hopes that arresting abusers will help minimize criminal activity in the future by collecting information about the…

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