Arkansas Out of the Dark Ages with Cruelty Law

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Arkansas becomes the 46th state to make cruelty to animals a felony, according to the Humane Society of the United States. Tags: animal cruelty legislation Arkansas us It's not perfect, but it's progress in one of the more animal welfare-challenged parts of the US. Mike Beebe has signed into law new animal-cruelty restrictions that make aggravated cruelty to cats, dogs and horses a felony on the first offense.

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Arkansas May Enact Tougher Animal Cruelty Laws

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They are one of only 5 states that doesn't have a felony animal cruelty law. A task force is now looking into changing that

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Texas Father & Son Sentenced for Wildlife Trafficking

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They were illegally bringing in deer from Arkansas. Tags: wildlife trafficking Arkansas Texas deer Texas restricts deer importing.) Plus a little matter with stolen property.

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Animal Legal Defense Fund Ranks States on Animal Protection

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And the worst: Alabama, Alaska, American Samoa, Arkansas, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, South Dakota, Wyoming You can check out the whole report on their web site. The ALDF has released a report on how different states' animal protection laws stack up. Among the best: California, Illinois, Maine, Michigan, Oregon.

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Socks the Cat Dies

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A stray cat rescued by the Clinton's daughter, Chelsea, Socks lived in the governor’s mansion in Arkansas and later moved with the family to the White House. The Clinton cat Socks has died. Former First Cat Socks, one of the world’s most famous felines, died Friday at the age of 20 after battling throat cancer since November.

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