Animal Abuse Comes with Harsher Punishment in Michigan

BTL Staff
By | 2019-03-06T15:50:47-04:00 March 6th, 2019|Guides, Pets|

The “Howie Bill,” signed by former Gov. Rick Snyder late last year, will increase the maximum penalty for killing or torturing an animal from four years to 10 years in prison.
State Rep. Tommy Brann, R-Wyoming introduced a two-bill package that also allows judges to sentence offenders who harm or kill animals with the aim of causing emotional distress to another person to as much as 10 years. The animal abuse prevention and prosecution law takes effect this month.

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