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<div class="quote-block">A new Mississippi animal cruelty law is now in place, making abuse to cats and dogs a felony on the second offense. After years of working on legislation, the states Farm Bureau finally sat with The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) Mississippi director Lydia Sattler to create a bill that both sides could agree on. It is now no longer legal to leave companion animals outside in unbearable weather without shelter, and rabbits will also be protected under the bill. HSUS says it will continue to support efforts to make the law stronger, and hopes to make animal abuse a felony on the first offense. Now only three remaining states, Idaho, North Dakota, and South Dakota, have yet to make it a felony to abuse companion animals.</div>
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This is good news and all, but quite frankly I'm just extremely alarmed that that kind of animal cruelty wasn't already a felony. And to top it off there are still three States in the US where pets are completely unprotected? What!? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/shocked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:">
 

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It's no surprise that those are also the states where agriculture and hunting hold enormous influence.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Werewolf Girl</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2855852"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><a href="http://vegnews.com/web/articles/page.do;jsessionid=2BE824DC81C54D27B49743B0CA455A43?pageId=3130&catId=8" target="_blank">http://vegnews.com/web/articles/page...d=3130&catId=8</a><br><br><br><br>
This is good news and all, but quite frankly I'm just extremely alarmed that that kind of animal cruelty wasn't already a felony. And to top it off there are still three States in the US where pets are completely unprotected? What!? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/shocked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:"></div>
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Not surprised either. Here in Ohio I think companion animal abuse is still a misdemeanor. That's because we have a lot of pupoy mills here. Our animal abuse laws are horribly lax.
 
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