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Wed Nov 6, 2019, 07:11 PM

Senate unanimously passes bill making animal cruelty a federal felony, sending it to President Trump

Source: ABC News

The Senate unanimously passed the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act, which criminalizes certain acts of animal cruelty.

The bipartisan bill, which was passed Tuesday afternoon, will now be sent to President Donald Trump's desk for his signature.

"Passing this legislation is a major victory in the effort to stop animal cruelty and make our communities safer," said Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., who sponsored the bill in the Senate along with Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. "Evidence shows that the deranged individuals who harm animals often move on to committing acts of violence against people. It is appropriate that the federal government have strong animal cruelty laws and penalties."

If the president signs it, it will become a federal law.

"There is no place in a civilized society for maiming and torturing animals - period," Blumenthal added. "Senator Toomey and I have spent years working to hold the barbaric individuals who commit these crimes accountable, and I'm glad that Congress is now finally sending our bill to the president's desk to be signed into law."

Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/senate-unanimously-passes-bill-making-animal-cruelty-federal/story?id=66788673



FANTASTIC WIN FOR ANIMALS


This bill previously passed the house in October. I am amazed to even learn of any bills getting past Moscow Mitch for a vote. I am shocked!



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Reply Senate unanimously passes bill making animal cruelty a federal felony, sending it to President Trump (Original post)
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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 07:14 PM

1. This is just fantastic,

but, will Criminal in Chief actually sign it?
Keeping fingers crossed but afraid I'll be disappointed.....again.

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Response to dware (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 09:28 PM

18. Even if he didnt, its veto proof. Unanimous!!

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #18)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 09:59 PM

25. Thank you for that bit of information.

That's good to know.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 07:14 PM

2. This is good news. Maybe some day Congress will treat women as well as it treats animals

The GOP allowed the Violence Against Women Act to expire, after all.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 07:17 PM

4. Hey! Did you hear! Virginia will be the 38th state to ratify the ERA!!!

38 is the magic number! Yes, there will be more to come and attorneys are ready for their supreme court arguments. But it is really close now!

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Response to mysteryowl (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 07:17 PM

5. No I didn't hear that, and it's amazing!

Thanks for letting me know!

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Response to Orrex (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 07:22 PM

6. The Equal Rights Amendment May Pass Now. It's Only Been 96 Years! (NYT)

Virginia going Blue yesterday will now be the final state needed to ratify the ERA!
The 38th state!


https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/06/us/politics/virginia-ratify-equal-rights-amendment.html

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Response to mysteryowl (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 09:29 PM

20. But wasnt there a deadline for the amendment that passed by years ago?

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #20)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 09:33 PM

22. Yes, but the NYT article spells it out.

However, this is off topic for this thread. Follow the ERA topic:
https://democraticunderground.com/100212661398

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Response to mysteryowl (Reply #22)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 10:18 PM

26. It will be up to the courts if the time limit is valid, not the NYT

I'd be willing to bet money that it stays expired.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 07:16 PM

3. I expect a veto as if Trump likes to keep children in cages the odds are he is pro animal torture to

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 08:20 PM

12. And the proof is sitting on top of his head.

I'm sure that's an animal of some sort, and it is definitely being tortured.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 08:27 PM

13. He'll sign it

It's good PR and, in the Senate, his whole party voted for it
Other than Lindsay and Rand, I'm not sure he'll find too many others that will vote to sustain that veto

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 07:23 PM

7. Fabulous, and long overdue!

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Response to whathehell (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 07:29 PM

8. Nice to have some good news!

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Response to mysteryowl (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 08:57 PM

16. You betcha!

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 07:43 PM

9. At the end of the day,

when trump supporters and I seem to have nothing in common at all, the one thing I find is that all of us have a love of animals. If trump refuses to sign this, it will be a blow to many of his supporters. It probably won't be a fatal blow, but it will take him down a notch off the pedestal on which they've put him.

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Response to radical noodle (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 09:30 PM

21. It is nice, isnt it

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 07:45 PM

10. Puppet Sharpie might veto it

(1) as a favor to the Huckabees, and (2) to "pwn the libs" and everyone else for not being adequately worshipful of him.

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Response to Grokenstein (Reply #10)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 09:54 PM

24. He'll sign it. Distraction + no skin off his nose. He doesn't actually care about it either way.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 07:57 PM

11. so because deranged individuals ...

move on to harm people ... sad
self importance once again
😑
all life is precious including this planet ... will we ever learn?

✌🏼

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 08:33 PM

14. I am guessing he will veto, I imagine some of his fondest childhood memories are of animal abuse.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 08:45 PM

15. DFT will veto this, he likes to boink goats too much

He can't have that be a crime. He's so innocent and pure.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 09:23 PM

17. WOW !Repukes doing something right..

NOW- can we get them to make it a criminal offense to treat Mexican children cruelly??

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Response to pangaia (Reply #17)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 09:28 PM

19. +1

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 09:35 PM

23. Have they now classifed Trump as an animal?

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 10:52 PM

27. About time

But, what does this mean:

"The act is limited to interstate commerce and federal property and would not interfere with local animal cruelty laws or enforcement."?

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Response to Bayard (Reply #27)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 11:34 PM

29. I know, we have a long ways to go...

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 11:25 PM

28. Just wondering though...

Will PETA use this law to enforce their stupid agenda?

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Response to Archae (Reply #28)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 11:35 PM

30. Ouch, slamming PETA and on this thread. Ouch.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 11:39 PM

31. He'll be too busy pulling the wings off butterlies

and burning ants with a magnifying glass to sign it.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 02:24 PM

32. Rural republicans sex...

...lives just took a terrible hit.

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