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  • Animal Cruelty Bill HF737: Signed into law!

    posted on Monday, June 29, 2020

    A culmination of years of work, the new law makes many meaningful and long-overdue improvements to Iowa's companion animal cruelty laws.

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  • Senate Bill HF737: Must Pass Without Amendment

    posted on Tuesday, January 28, 2020

    The Animal Legal Defense Fund just released its state rankings for animal welfare laws, and Iowa has surged… down to 49th, only ahead of Mississippi. This is a gravely serious problem because it has been proven that unchecked violence towards animals leads to escalating violence against other people.

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  • What the Federal PACT Act Means and Doesn't Mean for Iowa's Animals

    posted on Wednesday, January 15, 2020

    The Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act is an amendment to a federal law specifically related to fetish "crush videos." The original law made the production, possession, and sale of such videos a federal felony, but it did not criminalize the underlying act of cruelty itself.

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