What punishment can humans get for cruelty to animals?



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    Well this varies country to country and state to state but here in the United States, some who commit cruelty to animals commits a misdemeanor of the first degree as well. Misdemeanors are considered “lesser” criminal acts with less sever punishments as compared to felonies. “Many misdemeanors are punished with monetary fines. Usually only repeat misdemeanor offenders are punished by actual jail time. It is highly unlikely that a first time misdemeanant will serve any jail time. It is likely that if one is convicted of a misdemeanor that it will be expunged.” However in some states such as California, animal cruelty is considered a felony offense that requires counseling aside from jail time.

    More information regarding punishments for animal cruelty in each state is available here: http://www.petsitehq.com/pets-and-animals/stricter-laws-and-punishment-for-animal-cruelty/

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    Animal cruelty is considered in a felony in 41 states and the District of Columbia. In CA, offenders have to serve jail time and mandatory counseling. California has the strictest punishment for cruelty, $20,000 fine and up to a year in jail. Wisconsin follows up with a $15,000 fine and up to a year in prison. This website breaks it down state by state-http://www.straypetadvocacy.org/html/cruelty_laws.html.

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