Raise the punishment for animal cruelty.
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On September 1, 2001 the State of Texas passed House Bill 653 and Senate Bill 1724 commonly known as Loco's Law. Prior to this law the State of Texas was only charging animal cruelty cases as misdemeanors. Since Loco's Law passed animal cruelty has now been ruled as a felony with a 2 year imprisonment plus a $10,000 fine. But is this punishment enough?
In May of 2014 a lady here in the State of Texas shot her dog in the head for allegedly bitting another dog. She then locked the dog's body in a cage with her nursing puppies and threw them in a field. The lady has since then been released on bail and was able to keep the remainder of her dogs. IF she is convicted she will only face the 2yr imprisonment with the $10,000 fine.
In another case here in Texas, a man set a litter of puppies on fire while they were still alive. The man was released on bail and was told that he could still own animals. He has never been convicted.
We need to be the voice for these animals, these "people" cannot keep getting away with things like this. The State of Texas needs to enforce a stricter punishment. 2yrs in jail with a $10,000 fine is a slap on the wrist to these "people" who are committing these disgusting crimes. Half of the time they aren't convicted or are let out on probabtion.
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