My View: Time to crack down on animal abuse

While our political leaders in Washington D.C. can’t seem to agree on much, there are plenty of examples here in Massachusetts of Democrats and Republicans working together to find solutions

One such effort is a bill to crack down on animal abuse in the wake of the horrific “Puppy Doe” case. The Protecting Animal Welfare and Safety (PAWS) act toughens animal abuse penalties and notably creates an animal abuser registry to allow breeders, shelters and pet stores to ensure that companion animals don’t end up in the hands of known abusers.

The legislation was originally drafted by Sen. Bruce Tarr, a Gloucester Republican, and has now earned broad bi-partisan support and has the backing of the MSPCA. I was pleased to add my support as a co-sponsor of this important bill.

Read my full commentary in the Pembroke Mariner

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