U.S. House passes bill making animal cruelty a felony

U.S. House passes bill making animal cruelty a felony

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The United States House has passed a bill that makes animal cruelty a federal felony. 

The Pact Act adds a new provision that criminalizes any intentional act of crushing, burning, drowning, suffocating or impaling an animal. 

The bill also makes it unlawful to create and distribute video of any sort of animal abuse. 

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