US House passes bill to make animal cruelty a felony
SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) - A bill that would make malicious animal cruelty a federal felony was passed in the U. S. House of Representatives Tuesday. The bipartisan Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act bans crushing, burning, drowning and impaling animals, among other things. It also gives officials the authority to go after suspected animal abusers who cross state lines. The so-called PACT Act bans animal cruelty recorded on video.