Trump Signs Animal Cruelty Law

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Published Nov 26, 2019

On Nov. 25, U.S. President Donald Trump signed the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act (PACT), which places a federal ban on several specific kinds of animal cruelty and torture. The new legislation amends a 2010 law banning videos and photos depicting cruelty toward animals,’s Dan MacGuill reports, with added provisions criminalizing the underlying acts of cruelty themselves.

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