Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Animal Cruelty Bill Faces Senate Vote Tomorrow (Feb 4)

I have just received this e-mail from MS-FACT (Mississippi -Fighting Animal Cruelty Together):
The Senate is set to vote on SB2623 tomorrow morning, Thursday, February 4th! PLEASE try to attend! We will be meeting on the 3rd floor of the Capitol building on the Senate side at 9:30 am. The Senate goes into session at 10:00. We will have to wait for our bill to be called but voting usually takes place in the morning, so it shouldn't be too long!

PLEASE ATTEND THIS CRITICAL VOTE AND BRING YOUR FRIENDS! We will be meeting with our Senators PRIOR to the vote so it is imperative that we have folks from all districts there!

Thank you for all that you do to help the animals!
As reported by the Clarion-Ledger, SB 2623 passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee last week. The bill would make it a felony on first offense to "torture, mutilate, maim, burn or maliciously starve, disfigure or kill any domesticated dog or cat." Mississippians who commit acts of cruelty against dogs or cats could go to prison for up to five years and pay a $10,000 fine.

Sounds like a good idea to me.

1 comment:

Dave Carner said...

I hope it passes. Was just reading this earlier today: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/35202253/ns/health-pet_health/ I'd love for MS to not be on that list.