Wednesday, August 12, 2009

New Animal Cruelity Laws For Louisiana ran this story about new Louisiana adopting two new animal cruelty laws. The laws go into effect Saturday. HB 90, now Act 179, strengthens protections for animals by requiring those convicted of a second offense of simple cruelty to face felony penalties, which is not less than $5,000 and not more than $25,000 or imprisonment, with or without hard labor, for not less than one year nor more than 10 years, or both. SB 31, now Act 106, provides for harsher penalties for those who commit aggravated cruelty, which is causing or permitting unnecessary or unjustifiable physical pain, suffering, or death to an animal.
From the article:
The adoption of the laws come as two Baton Rouge brothers are set to begin community service as part of their guilty plea to letting their pet pit bull eat a kitten alive. Jeremy Johnson, 18, and Travis Johnson, 24, were charged with felony aggravated cruelty to animals last year; they pleaded guilty on July 22.The new statutes also follow the arrest of a 54-year-old man in Lecompte who was charged with aggravated cruelty after his German Sheperd died tied up dehydrated and starved in his home.

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