Today house of representatives bill HR 724 goes before the president to be approved or vetoed. Considering the overwhelming approval of this “anti crush” bill the president will most likely sign it. But what does that mean for us? Nothing really. While this bill makes animal abuse a federal felony, it still requires state and local authorities to enforce it. This means people need to be arrested for animal abuse, and prosecuted appropriately.
Sadly this is not the case as most, if arrested, plead down their charges, and then get lesser sentencing. Most often these lesser sentences come in the form of fines and probation, rarely jail time, or any type of rehabilitation.
Meanwhile the FBI has been tracking animal abuse, all species, since 2006. In doing so they hope to prevent larger scale violence towards humans.
It’s a strange juxtaposition when just four months ago @roostersanctuary and I were arrested at our own home for defending ourselves and the animals in our care against animal abusers.
It’s just as strange to consider our elected officials have approved bills such as AETA and now approve a contrasting bill such as PACT.
It’s been four months since animal abusers came onto our property with sick, abused, dying, and dead birds. It’s been four months since we were arrested for releasing the few birds we could. In those four months we have no idea what the charges against us are, we have no idea where our property (camera) is. Lawyers have been useless in helping us.
#PACT #AETA #animalliberation #liberation #animalabuse #felony #Pigeon #fortheanimals #sanctuary #4thamendment