House Bill 108 – also known as Nitro’s Law – would make serious acts of animal cruelty a felony with stiffer penalties.
The Nitro Foundation is reporting the bill is on the agenda for September 21 for the House Criminal Justice Committee.
Hopefully, this bill will make it’s way to a full House vote and will eventually be signed into law. Piece by piece, step by step, state by state we’re seeing better laws and stiffer penalties being put into place to protect animals from acts of cruelty and neglect.
It’s slow going, but any progress is welcome. I wish we could federal laws improved to put abuser behind bars with serious penalties. We could leap-frog these steps if the federal government could man-up on these issues.