(BOISE, ID) — The Idaho House Agricultural Affairs Committee has agreed to move forward with a bill amending the state’s animal cruelty laws. Last year’s legislature approved a bill that made it a felony for anyone convicted for a third time of torturing a domestic animal. The new provisions would now apply to dogs, cats, and other pets, but not to livestock. Rep. Ken Andrus of Lava Hot Springs says the new bill is worded to avoid tougher measures that could emerge from animal rights activists in the future.
Paul Menser, BizMojo Idaho
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