ASPCA designated April as Animal Cruelty Prevention Month

The ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) started the Animal Cruelty Prevention Month in 2006 and it has now become a national celebration of both the bonds humans form with animals and also of the victories accomplished on behalf of animals. (Photo courtesy of the SPCA)

There’s still a long way to go in the fight against animal cruelty, but animals and their two-legged supporters have a lot to celebrate in April during Animal Cruelty Prevention Month.

One of the biggest victories came last August, when Libre’s Law finally made animal abuse a felony, writes Gary Puleo in The Times Herald.

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Kristen Tullo, Pennsylvania State Director of the Human Society of the United States, who had sponsored the legislation, had noted the historical significance of Libre’s Law during a visit to the Montgomery County SPCA in Conshohocken in February where she joined U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa. in touting the success of the Prevent Animal Cruelty and Torture Act (PACT).

Humane Society CEO Wayne Pacelle noted: “Malicious cruelty is shameful abhorrent conduct and perpetrators should never get a free pass from the federal government. We already have federal laws against dogfighting and cockfighting and a wide range of other animal crimes with an interstate component. It’s time to close the gap in our federal laws on matters of extreme cruelty.”

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