The Importance of Strengthening New York’s Animal Cruelty Laws
Polls reveal that almost 70% of U.S. households have a companion animal, and that most households with pets consider them to be family members.
By Melinda Katz The time is ripe to better defend our society’s most voiceless members by enforcing and strengthening New York State’s animal cruelty laws. In my time as district attorney for Queens County of New York, I have encountered countless cases involving cruel acts against innocent and defenseless animals. Unfortunately, New York’s criminal statutes […]