The FBI recently announced that they would now be keeping track of Americans convicted on charges of animal cruelty due to a strong connection between people who commit crimes against animals and those who commit crimes against humans. It is refreshing to see the FBI keeping a closer watch on these terrible people.

Penalties for animal cruelty in America are sadly lacking and only the most heinous crimes against animals are considered worth prosecuting. Hopefully this increased surveillance will result in more serious charges and more consistent sentencing.


FBI Now Tracks Animal Abuse As A Class A FelonyAnimal abusers are now being tracked by the FBI and forbidden from ever owning another animal

Posted by NowThis on Friday, January 8, 2016

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