Trump Signs Law Making Animal Cruelty a Federal Offense

Rachel S

Monday night, President Trump signed the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act into law, which designates animal cruelty as a federal crime. It was passed unanimously by Senate and had a total of 343 sponsors. I have only one thing to say:






“We have a responsibility to honor the dignity of God’s creation,” said President Donald J. Trump. “With today’s act, we take the critical step toward being more responsible and humane stewards of our planet and all who we want to cherish and take care of, and all of those who live on it.”

The bill will allow for federal prosecution of animal cruelty (to this point, it was a state offense) and crack down on bestiality. Frankly, it’s a miracle, because it’s just about the only thing Trump can do that not even the SJiest of the Ws can complain about. It’s just a WIN.

Animal Wellness Action’s executive director, Marty Irby; attended the signing ceremony in the Oval Office this afternoon along with U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan. Irby, a native of Mobile, Alabama, led the lobbying team that successfully passed the PACT Act, and is the nation’s leading animal protection lobbyist on Capitol Hill.

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“We’re thrilled to see the first anti-cruelty statute in American history signed into law and applaud President Trump and the Congress for providing the voiceless with a level of protection never seen before,” said Marty Irby, executive director at Animal Wellness Action. “The PACT Act will allow federal authorities to crack down on the most egregious of animal abusers and help keep American pets safe from harm.”

Please, join us and the COTR puppers in celebrating this huge step toward a more just world.


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