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Bill Aims To Stiffen Penalty For Animal Abuse

By jim Published: March 5, 2009

The heart-wrenching stories are heard far too often—animals abused and sometimes left for dead.

Now, an Ohio lawmaker wants judges to enforce stiffer penalties against those who torture and abuse animals.

Rep. Brian Williams tried to get House Bill 55 passed twice before, but it never progressed to the Senate. Now, Williams said, he has new hope.

Read the full story and watch a video report from NBC4i in Columbus.

The Plain Dealer also has a report on the House Bill.

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