Senator Mike Braun introduces legislation to crack down on animal cruelty

first_imgRequires DOJ to report annually on the progress made enforcing animal cruelty statutes.The bill is companion legislation to H.R. 8052, introduced by Representatives Neguse (D-CO-2), Gaetz (R-FL-1), Cohen (D-TN-9), and Carter (R-GA-1).“America has recently taken big steps to crack down on animal cruelty with new laws to protect animals from torture and abuse, but we need further action to ensure these laws are being enforced across the country and track our progress in eradicating animal cruelty,” said Senator Mike Braun. “The Animal Cruelty Enforcement Act would create a dedicated Animal Cruelty Crimes Section at the Department of Justice to help bring those who abuse animals to justice and includes reporting measures to track our progress.”“I’m pleased to join my colleague Senator Braun to introduce this legislation to protect animal welfare.  We need to make sure laws related to serious negligence and cruelty toward animals are clear and enforceable, and that the Department of Justice has the dedicated resources it needs to prosecute them.” – Senator Sheldon Whitehouse“People who abuse innocent animals often turn their violence on innocent people. The Animal Cruelty Enforcement Act would help better prevent and prosecute animal cruelty, and I’m proud to partner with Sen. Braun and my colleagues to keep our communities safe from sick people who target helpless creatures.” – Senator John Kennedy.“There is no place for animal cruelty in this country,” McSally said. “Our bill will help stamp out animal abuse by creating a dedicated Animal Cruelty Crimes Division at the Justice Department. The division will focus on the investigation and prosecution of federal animal cruelty crimes, and be responsible for reporting their progress annually to Congress.” “I’m proud to have led recent federal efforts outlawing the barbaric torture of animals, but our fight is not yet over. We must swiftly enact the Animal Cruelty Enforcement Act to put those laws into effect, hold animal abusers accountable, and track our country’s progress in eliminating this heinous crime. I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to get this done and to put a stop to animal cruelty once and for all.” – Senator Richard Blumenthal By Jon Zimney – September 18, 2020 2 1163 WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Facebook Pinterest Facebook Senator Mike Braun introduces legislation to crack down on animal crueltycenter_img Previous articleFree flu vaccine clinics set in Goshen for uninsured and under-insuredNext articleBall State student suing University’s board of trustees after dorm attack Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Google+ Twitter Google+ (Photo supplied/Indiana Senate Republcians) Senator Mike Braun has introduced legislation that cracks down on animal cruelty. If passed, it would result in an Animal Cruelty Crimes Division at Department Of Justice to aid in the investigation, enforcement and prosecution of such crimes; and would reguire the Department Of Justice to report, each year, on the progress made enforcing animal cruelty statutes.Senator Mike Braun and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse have introduced the bipartisan Animal Cruelty Enforcement Act to ensure that the federal government has a dedicated office for the enforcement of animal cruelty statutes.Senator Braun and Senator Whitehouse are joined on this bipartisan bill by original co-sponsors Senator John Kennedy (R-LA), Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ), and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT).The Animal Cruelty Enforcement Act: 
Creates by statute a dedicated Animal Cruelty Crimes Division at DOJ to aid in the investigation, enforcement, and subsequent prosecution of felony animal cruelty crimes; and WhatsApp IndianaLocalNewslast_img read more