Congressmen Propose Bill That Would Make Animal Cruelty a Felony in the U.S.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A pair of Florida congressmen reintroduced a bill last week that would make animal cruelty a felony nationwide. According to the Orlando Sentinel, the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act from Rep. Ted Deutch, D-West Boca, and Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Sarasota, would target "crushing, burning, drowning, suffocating and impaling animals." The measure would also address bestiality and other efforts to sexually exploit animals.