ABC News reports:
The U.S. Senate has passed a bill making certain types of animal cruelty a federal felony. The Senate unanimously passed the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act, which criminalizes certain acts of animal cruelty. The bipartisan bill will now be sent to President Donald Trump’s desk for his signature.
“Passing this legislation is a major victory in the effort to stop animal cruelty and make our communities safer,” said Sen. Pat Toomey, who sponsored the bill in the Senate along with Sen. Richard Blumenthal [photo]. “There is no place in a civilized society for maiming and torturing animals – period,” Blumenthal added.
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The Senate has unanimously passed a bill that makes animal cruelty a federal felony.
Under the PACT Act, a person can be prosecuted for crushing, burning, drowning, suffocating and impaling animals and sexually exploiting them. https://t.co/H3iuEsRsKn
— CNN (@CNN) November 6, 2019
Senate unanimously passes bill making animal cruelty a federal felony, sending it to Pres. Trump’s desk. https://t.co/fKXsnWVK9R
— ABC News (@ABC) November 6, 2019
BREAKING NEWS: The US Senate just passed legislation known as the PACT Act that would make many acts of animal cruelty a federal felony offense.
— Change.org (@Change) November 6, 2019