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Stricter penalties for animal cruelty in Washington signed into law

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OLYMPIA—A bill sponsored by Representative Sam Low, R-Lake Stevens, aimed at deterring acts of animal cruelty through tougher criminal penalties for perpetrators was signed into law by Governor Jay Inslee on Wednesday, March 13. House Bill 1961 will take effect in July of this year. “By aligning penalties with the gravity of the offenses, House […]

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