The FBI Now Considers Animal Abuse A Felony. This Brilliant News Will Make Your Day!
Not only are animal activists celebrating, animal lovers are also extremely thrilled at the recent news that the FBI has put animal cruelty on the same page as homicide and arson. That’s right, animal cruelty has finally been listed as a felony.
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The four categories are as follows:
Neglect, intentional abuse and torture, organized abuse (dog fighting), and sexual abuse.
Not only will this new change deter animal abuses from occurring, it can also point out people who may perform violent acts in the future as studies have shown that violent criminals (nearly 70%) actually start out by abusing animals.
Now they can track these cases of animal abuse. It’s a major shift in policy and one that many believe to be a massively positive step forward.