California Senate approves new animal-neglect regulations

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The State Senate of California on passed a bill put animal neglect on more on consistent legal footing with animal cruelty.

The San Francisco Chronicle’s Tails of the City blog reported the vote was a bipartisan 27-10. The bill would ban “the sale of animals on street corners, boardwalks and other temporary retail venues” and increase the penalties for animal neglect.

SB 917 sets a maximum sentence of up to one year in prison for animal neglect and fines up to $20,000.