Animal Law. Legal news and articles for December 13 - 14, 2012

Gov. Snyder Signs Bills Strengthening Animal Cruelty Laws - Saline, MI PatchProposed Ohio animal abuse law may not surviveSenate passes gun bill after one changeGov. signs harsher animal cruelty legislation into lawSnyder signs bills strengthening animal cruelty laws - Holland, MI - The ...Nitro's Law on animal abuse may not surviveBethlehem Animal Cruelty Proceedings Paused for Settlement Talks in Civil CasePhilly Dawg docket 12/13Proposed Ohio animal abuse law might not survive - Break News - OhioProposed Ohio animal abuse law may not surviveAnimal cruelty bill will stall in Senate | Dispatch PoliticsD.C. woman pushes to redefine District's service animal laws - The Washington ...Somerville businessman faces Pa. cruelty charge in pigeon shootingProposed Ohio animal abuse law may not surviveProposed Ohio Animal Abuse Law May Not Survive

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ASPCA partners with Grandview to teach law enforcement how to investigate ...
The RepublicDecember 4, 2012

GRANDVIEW, Missouri — An animal welfare group is combining efforts with a Kansas City suburb to help law enforcement investigate animal fighting. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says in a release that it's hosting a ...more »

Dog fighting laws will get teeth
Grand Haven TribuneDecember 10, 2012

Rick Snyder, such criminal behavior could result in racketeering (RICO) charges on top of other animal cruelty charges. This means that these folks, if convicted, could rightfully go away to prison for a long, long time and pay larger fines. The ...more »

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Gov. Snyder Signs Bills Strengthening Animal Cruelty Laws - Saline, MI Patch
Patch.comDecember 14, 2012

Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation to increase penalties for people associated with animal fighting and animal cruelty crimes. “This legislation provides law enforcement the tools they need to put a stop to animal fighting,” Snyder said. Senate ...more »

Proposed Ohio animal abuse law may not survive
Sandusky RegisterDecember 14, 2012

Proposed Ohio animal abuse law may not survive. Legislation that would increase criminal penalties against kennel operators who abuse pets in their care probably isn't going anywhere during the current session in Columbus. Associated Press. Columbus ...more »

Senate passes gun bill after one change
Columbus DispatchDecember 13, 2012

Animal cruelty bill will stall in Senate. Nitro's Law, a proposal to increase animal cruelty penalties for kennel operators, will not pass the Senate today on its final session of this General Assembly.more »

Gov. signs harsher animal cruelty legislation into law
UpNorthLive.comDecember 13, 2012

Another component of the legislation adds animal fighting, shooting and baiting to the list of racketeering crimes. The bill provides prosecutors with tools to stop animal fighting, making it punishable by law to conspire with, aid or intimidate anyone ...more »

Snyder signs bills strengthening animal cruelty laws - Holland, MI - The ...
HollandSentinel.comDecember 13, 2012

Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation to increase penalties for people associated with animal fighting and animal cruelty crimes. “This legislation provides law enforcement the tools they need to put a stop to animal fighting,” Snyder said. Senate ...more »

Nitro's Law on animal abuse may not survive
northwestohio.comDecember 13, 2012

Last month, WNWO ran a feature story about Nitro's Law, a bill aimed at increasing criminal penalties against animal abusers. The legislation failed the year it was introduced in 2009, but passed the Ohio House overwhelmingly this past February. For ...more »

Bethlehem Animal Cruelty Proceedings Paused for Settlement Talks in Civil Case
Litchfield County TimesDecember 13, 2012

LITCHFIELD – Frederick Acker, the Monroe resident who faces civil and criminal actions in connection with alleged animal cruelty tied to the living conditions of dogs at a Bethlehem barn/shelter, was very confident Thursday morning that he would get ...more »

Philly Dawg docket 12/13
Philadelphia Inquirer (blog)December 13, 2012

Both of these cases come as Pennsylvania lawmakers introduce a bill increasing the penalties for animal cruelty. he bill would raise the grading for all summary offenses under Section 5511 (Cruelty to Animals) to a misdemeanor of the third degree and ...more »

Proposed Ohio animal abuse law might not survive - Break News - Ohio
Akron Beacon JournalDecember 13, 2012

COLUMBUS: Legislation that would increase criminal penalties against kennel operators who abuse pets in their care probably isn't going anywhere during the current session in Columbus. The Youngstown Vindicator reports that the bill was proposed after ...more »

Proposed Ohio animal abuse law may not survive
Palladium-ItemDecember 13, 2012

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Legislation that would increase criminal penalties against kennel operators who abuse pets in their care probably isn't going anywhere during the current session in Columbus. The (Youngstown) Vindicator (http://bit.ly/UEwQ31 ) ...more »

Animal cruelty bill will stall in Senate | Dispatch Politics
Columbus Dispatch (blog)December 13, 2012

The bill, which has been pushed since 2009, was sparked by a 2008 raid of a dog-training facility in Youngstown, where law enforcement found seven dead and 12 starving dogs living in brutal conditions. The bill was named Nitro's Law by sponsor Rep.more »

D.C. woman pushes to redefine District's service animal laws - The Washington ...
Washington PostDecember 13, 2012

After 18 years of living in the District, Tyffany Kidd knows her daily routine pretty well. At 6:30 every morning, she wakes up, checks her e-mail and sets out to walk her service dog, Brad. Weather permitting, she might stroll by the National ...more »

Somerville businessman faces Pa. cruelty charge in pigeon shooting
Dailyrecord.comDecember 13, 2012

For animal-rights activists, pigeon shooting is not a sport: It's a bloodbath. The latest target of these pro-pigeon crusaders is New Jersey businessman Richard Pieros, a Readington resident who owns a Somerville-based construction contracting firm ...more »

Proposed Ohio animal abuse law may not survive
Canton RepositoryDecember 13, 2012

COLUMBUS —. Legislation that would increase criminal penalties against kennel operators who abuse pets in their care probably isn't going anywhere during the current session in Columbus. The Vindicator reports that the bill was proposed after more ...more »

Proposed Ohio Animal Abuse Law May Not Survive
NBC4i.comDecember 13, 2012

Legislation that would increase criminal penalties against kennel operators who abuse pets in their care probably isn't going anywhere during the current session in Columbus. The (Youngstown) Vindicator reports that the bill was proposed after more ...more »

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