Legislature Discussing An Animal Cruelty Bill

MONTPELIER - An animal cruelty bill which highlights a revised civil forfeiture clause, is now being reviewed by the House Judiciary Committee. The bill passed the Senate with several provisions, which also include a program between the Department of Corrections and animal shelters.“We’re defining what animals are covered,” said Representative Vickie Strong of Albany. “If we are going to define animal cruelty we also want to determine if there’s a difference between farm animals and pets. Please see The Newport Daily Express Monday for the complete story.