N.D. initiative campaign planned to hike animal abuse penalities

February 10, 2012 at 3:04 am in Grand Forks Herald

Under current state law, the most severe penalty for animal abuse is a year in jail and a $2,000 fine. The proposed North Dakota ballot measure would make cruelty to dogs, cats and horses a potential felony. Violations would have a maximum punishment of five years in prison and a $5,000 fine.
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