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Animal Advocates Radio "Voices Carry for Animals #306"- Fl HB 731-Animal Cruelty

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Hosted by Debbie Dahmer

Guest will be: Florida Rep Elizabeth Fetterhoff



TOPIC: "Ponce's Law"  FL HB 731 - Animal Cruelty- Revises elements of certain animal cruelty offenses; prohibits failure to provide animal adequate shelter; provides criminal penalties. https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2021/731

GENERAL BILL by Fetterhoff ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Slosberg

Ponce was thrown across the room into a wall and then beaten to death with a rope. 

Section 1. Subsections (1) and (2) of section 828.12,  Florida Statutes, are amended to read: 828.12 Cruelty to animals.— (1) A person who unnecessarily overloads, overdrives, torments, or shelter, mutilates, unnecessarily kills, any animal, or causes the same to be done, or carries in or upon any vehicle, or otherwise, any animal in a cruel or inhumane manner,commits animal cruelty, a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as  provided in s. 775.082 or by a fine of not more than $5,000 or both. 

(2) A person who intentionally commits an act to any animal, or a person who owns or has the custody or control of any animal and fails to act, which results in the death, or excessive or repeated infliction of unnecessary pain or suffering, or causes the same to be done, commits aggravated animal cruelty, a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or by a fine of not more than $10,000 or both. 



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