RI Senate Passes Pet Ban Penalty for Animal Cruelty

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The Rhode Island state Senate has unanimously approved a bill that will prohibit convicted animal abusers from owning pets.

Depending on the severity of the crime(s), those found guilty of cruelty could be blocked from owning or living with animals for up to fifteen years.

Sen. Rhoda Perry sponsored the bill, saying that it will provide protection for animals from and send a message that animal abuse will not be tolerated by the state.

The House will vote on a similar bill Tomorrow.
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