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July 14, 2020 - People

USA: Mississippi's New Animal Cruelty Law Celebrated by Activists for Holding Abusers Accountable

USA: Mississippi's New Animal Cruelty Law Celebrated by Activists for Holding Abusers Accountable
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Mississippi, once criticized for animal protection laws that allowed animal abusers to get a " slap on the wrist for some of the most heinous acts of cruelty imaginable," is being celebrated for its new animal cruelty law.

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves signed Senate Bill No. 2658, introduced by Sen. Angela Hill, into law at the start of July, reports WCBI. Under this new legislation, animal abusers will be charged with a felony on their first offense of aggravated cruelty. Additionally, they will face a count of felony aggravated cruelty for each animal harmed.

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