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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Man Gets 4 Years for Chopping Cat to Death with Hatchet

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As for the severity of the penalty, it appears that Missouri is about average when it comes to punishing animal abusers.

According to the Humane Society, Kansas, Ohio, Idaho, North Carolina, North Dakota and South Dakota are the easiest on felony animal abusers with a maximum of one year in prison.

But animal abusers in Alabama, Arkansas, and Louisiana can get up to ten years. Several more states hand out sentences between three and seven years.

Puerto Rico seems to be the toughest of all U.S. locations on animal crime, with a maximum penalty of fifteen years in prison and a $10,000 fine for people who kill pets.

And who can blame Puerto Rico for that when there are videos like these?

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