FBI Turns Animal Cruelty into a Felony | Ecorazzi

Animal cruelty ….. a FELONY!! “new system is for authorities to more easily identify and prosecute offenders of animal cruelty” …..

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prison-592x399From now on, people who cause harm to animals will be prosecuted as felons because the FBI has classified it as a top-tier grade A offense.

“It will help get better sentences, sway juries and make for better plea bargains,” explained Madeline Bernstein, president and CEO of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles.

Previously, the FBI labeled animal cruelty crimes as ‘other’ grouping it with other lesser offenses. The system made the offenses hard to track and prosecute so this month the bureau has announced animal cruelty crimes, like murder and assault, will have their own category as a felony.

The change is based on research that shows serial killers and other violent criminals often start their hideous crimes with animals. Jeffrey Dahmer, ‘Son of Sam’ and the ‘Boston Strangler’ are some of the infamous killers who got their start by torturing cats and dogs when young.

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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