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House Passes Bill to Make Animal Cruelty a Federal Crime

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The crime of animal cruelty has largely been defined based on state law and what the state deems constitutes this crime. For example, Florida law dictates that anyone who deprives an animal of sustenance of shelter, kills, mutilates, overdrives, overloads, torments, or causes this to be done to an animal commits animal cruelty, which… Read More »


Florida Man Charged with Animal Cruelty for Dragging Shark Given 10 Days in Jail

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One of the men in Florida who was charged two years ago with felony counts of aggravated animal cruelty after helping to drag a shark to its death was recently sentenced to jail for 10 days, which the court found could be served on the weekends. In addition to the video of dragging the… Read More »


November 6 Florida Election Results, Part II: Voting Rights & Animal Welfare Laws

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In part II of this series, we address some of the legal changes that were made by voters in the November 6, 2018 elections, and how that affects Floridians and their civil rights. Specifically, on November 6, Florida voters approved Amendment 4, which restores voting rights in the state for individuals previously convicted of… Read More »


New Florida Animal Abuse Law with Stiffer Penalties Went into Effect October 1

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As of October 1, a number of new laws will take effect in Florida, including one that imposes harsher penalties for abusing animals. Others going into effect also increase penalties for anyone who trespasses on Florida airport property, including Miami, Orlando, and Tampa International Airports. The animal abuse law stems from an incident that… Read More »


More Animal Cruelty Charges at Florida Dairy Farms

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On June 6th, two arrests (in addition to three previous arrests) were made at Larson Dairy in Okeechobee, Florida in connection with animal cruelty charges and an undercover video that allegedly captured the farm employees tormenting the dairy cows. There is also a warrant out for the arrest of a fourth individual from the… Read More »


Florida Teacher Accused of Drowning Animals in Class Demonstration Could Be Charged With Animal Cruelty

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News covering the Florida teacher who was accused of drowning raccoons with the participation of his students is now under scrutiny for potentially breaking state law, according to state agencies investigating the incident. According to some, the teacher’s actions violate the regulations of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida animal cruelty laws,… Read More »


Animal Cruelty Charges

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News of three men being charged with two felony counts of aggravated animal cruelty in association with the notorious shark dragging broke on December 12th. The men are also facing misdemeanor charges in association with taking the shark illegally. The video went viral in late July, and allegedly implied that the shark had purposely… Read More »

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