Rescue Dog Helps Sign Bill For Harsher Animal Cruelty Punishments

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There's a special place in hell for people who abuse animals. There is no possible explanation that someone could ever give as to why harming an animal is the right thing to do.

Just ask little Libre, a Boston Terrier who was found abandoned and emaciated at a farm in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

But now, thanks to Governor Tom Wolf, there will be a new law coming to Pennsylvania which will clarify and reinforce the state's strong stance against animal abuse, as well as make punishments for animal cruelty more severe.

"Today is a day of celebration for all Pennsylvanians, and animal-lovers everywhere and I am proud to be a part of the true collaboration that helped make this landmark legislation a reality," Wolf said in a statement.

This new bill comes soon after many states enforced an animal abuser registry, which will register convicted animal abusers the same way sex offenders are registered.

Continue reading to find out what the new stipulations of the new bill are, as well as potential punishments for offenders.

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