ARL of Iowa Pushes For Tougher Animal Abuse Penalties
DES MOINES, Iowa -- State law says you could face up to two years in jail for getting caught abusing your pet. The Animal Rescue League (ARL) of Iowa says this penalty is not enough and hopes the Iowa Legislature models a state that has tougher animal abuse laws. In California, a woman accused of animal abuse isn't getting any leniency. More than 600 people expressed outrage over a viral video that showed Elaine Rosa appearing to drag a small dog behind her electric scooter last month.
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