FBI Ruling Means Crimes Against Animals Set To Get Way More Serious

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The FBI, National Sherriff’s Association and the Animal Welfare Institute have come together to make it easier for authorities to track and punish crimes against animals and we have to say, it has been a long time coming.

The new laws will categorise abuse as a class A felony in the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS), and consist of four separate categories: simple or gross neglect, deliberate abuse or torture, organized abuse (e.g. dog fighting), and sexual abuse against an animal and aim to put a stop to abuse from both civilians and police when it comes to dogs, cats and other animals.

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So in short, from 2016, animals will be far more protected than they’ve previously been, but the fact that the laws had to be changed in the first place is bad enough.


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