The president of the United States, Donald Trump, signed a bill that condemns animal abuse and makes it a federal crime.
This initiative will penalize acts of cruelty perpetrated by citizens against their pets, and was approved by unanimous decision by the Senate and the House.
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"The passage of this legislation is a great victory in the effort to stop animal cruelty and make our communities safer," said Senator Pat Toomey.
Following the approval of the decree, presented by Ted Deucht, a Florida Republican in the House, a person who ‘’ will intentionally engages in animal crushing ’’ will commit a federal crime, ABC News collects.
The last to review the bill that favors animal rights was Donald Trump, who stamped his signature to execute it.
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"After decades of work to protect animals and testify to some of the worst cruelties, it is very gratifying that Congress and the president have unanimously agreed that it was time to turn animal cruelty into a serious crime," he said. Director of the Legislative Fund of the Animal Protection Society, Sara Amundson.
Trump introduces Conan, the dog that cornered a terrorist leader
US President Donald Trump publicly presented Conan on Monday, the dog who became a hero for his role in the raid that led to the death of the Islamic State (EI) leader, Abu Bakr al Baghdadi.
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"The dog is amazing," Trump said in a brief ceremony, while the Belgian shepherd sat next to him with a trainer. Also present were First Lady Melania Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.
“So bright, so smart. Conan did a fantastic job, ”added Donald Trump.