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Arizona Governor Increases Animal Abuse Penalty to Felony

Paws Up! To Arizona Governor Doug Ducey for signing House Bill 2671, which will increase animal cruelty penalties to felony status.

May 30, 2019

Arizona has recently stepped up to the plate yet again to help animals in their state. According to this article, starting August 2019, anyone convicted of animal cruelty will be charged with a Class 5 Felony under House Bill 2671. Previously, animal abusers were only charged with a misdemeanor which meant no jail time or supervised probation. Now, thanks to Arizona legislators and Governor Doug Ducey, those convicted will face jail time, fines, and probation.

Although harsher punishments may not prevent the crimes, this new measure is a step in the right direction. More and more states are beginning to acknowledge the importance of protecting animals in our society. Let us support this cause by promoting harsher punishments for animal abuse in every state.

Take a moment to thank Governor Ducey for signing HB2671 and helping to protect animals from abuse in Arizona. Click here to write him a comment!

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