Animal Abuse Is Equal To Class A Felony According To The FBI

Animal Abuse Is Equal To Class A Felony According To The FBI

This is great, great news for all animal rights activists! Recently the FBI has concluded that animal cruelty will be treated as Class A felony alongside homicide and arson. More here.

In today’s world we have continued to see animal cruelty and no matter how many times we stop them, it just keeps coming. Well not any more. Animal cruelty cases fall in four categories – neglect; intentional abuse and torture; organized abuse, such as cock and dog fighting; and sexual abuse of animals — and the agency is now monitoring them as it does other serious crimes.

Starting 1st of January 2016, the National Incident-Based Reporting System or NIBRS, which is a public record that the FBI uses to record national crimes, these animal cruelty cases will be entered. The reason to have these records public is to stop animal abuse and also help other people identify the people who commit these crimes.

See What The Director Of Animal Law Program Said Here

according to Natasha Dolezal, director of the animal law program in the Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis & Clark College, in Portland, “Regardless of whether people care about how animals are treated, people – like legislators and judges – care about humans, and they can’t deny the data.” As for animal abuse, it’s already a felony in 13 states as well as in Washington DC, but it’s the first time it’s been classified as Class A felony.

According to Scott Heiser, a lawyer with the Animal Defense League, its a “huge policy shift and significant step forward.” Although the change was announced in 2014, officials began collecting data starting this month. Sometime this year, all the records will be available to public. This is great news, isn’t it? Well, share this post with everyone you know!

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