Animal abuse wasn’t illegal at the federal level. The PACT Act changed that.
People with different mentalities are no exception. However, some with an extreme mindset should not be tolerated.
However, this time, we are not talking about human rights; we are discussing animals’ rights.
The Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act expands on a 2010 law protecting animal cruelty, which has finally made it illegal to engage in cruel acts towards animals.
The PACT Act passed Congress unanimously and President Trump signed it into law on Monday.
It goes further than the 2010 law by directly banning animal cruelty, including crushing, drowning, suffocating, sexually exploiting, stabbing, or burning animals.
Violators can be punished with fines, felony charges, and up to 7 years in prison.
The Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (or PACT) Act was signed on November 25. The PACT act was introduced by two Florida members of Congress, Republican Rep.
Vern Buchanan, and Democratic Rep. Ted Deutch, and had 301 cosponsors.
It was endorsed by both the National Sheriffs Association and the Humane Society of the United States.
Vern Buchanan tweeted, “President Trump just signed the PACT Act into law, legislation that I introduced with my colleague @RepTedDetuch to make animal abuse a federal crime.
This is a significant milestone for pet owners and animal lovers across the country!” President Trump was also pleased to sign this act.
Trump told that it is important that we combat these heinous and sadistic acts of cruelty, which are totally unacceptable in a civilized society.
However, the PACT Act doesn’t apply to industries long targeted by animal rights activists, including meat production and scientific research.
Still, activists have said the act is a victory for animal rights because it increases the likelihood that abuse would be punished by allowing federal law enforcement to get involved.
The PACT Act is a necessary tool for us to provide further protections for animals and our community and will ensure some of the most horrific acts of animal cruelty are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
People across the country have shown an appreciation gesture to this act of government.
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