Richard Blumenthal, United States Senator for Connecticut
Blumenthal Announces Senate Passage of First Ever Federal Anti-Animal Cruelty Statute
Friday, December 15, 2017
(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) announced today the United States Senate has unanimously passed his bipartisan Prevent Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act. If signed into law, the measure would be the first-ever general federal anti-animal cruelty statute.
Blumenthal introduced the bill with Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.). It would outlaw a heinous form of animal abuse known as “crushing,” where deranged individuals maim and torture animals.
Despite taking steps in 2010 to ban the sale of videos depicting animal crushing, Congress failed to make the underlying act of crushing a federal crime. This means that–even when there is overwhelming evidence that torture is taking place–federal law enforcement is unable to protect animals from abuse or even arrest known abusers. The PACT Act would ensure that…
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