‘Goddard’s Law’ Takes Another Step Forward

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The fight to make animal cruelty laws tougher in Ohio is shifting to the state Senate.

Tuesday, Representative Bill Patmon from Cleveland tweeted that House Bill 274, known as Goddard’s Law, took another step forward at the statehouse.

The Senate Agriculture Committee will hear testimony in the coming weeks.

The bill, which has already passed the House, would make some forms of companion animal abuse a felony in Ohio.

Right now, most cases are misdemeanors.

A date for the first hearing in the Senate has not been set.

Keep it here to FOX 8 News and FOX8.com for any and all updates on Goddard’s Law.

2 comments

  • cindy kraus

    WHEN VICTIMS CAN’T SPEAK FOR THEMSEVES ABUSE IS CRUELTY.ANIMALS DO NOT CARRY CELL PHONES TO CALL FOR HELP OR ORDER FOOD, ALL THEY HAVE IS YOU .ANIMALS ARE LIVING CREATURES,THEY FEEL PAIN,LONLINESS SADNESS,FEAR ANGER HAPPINESS,LET THEIR SILENT VOICES BE HEARD

  • Kathy

    “The bill, which has already passed the House, would make some forms of companion animal abuse a felony in Ohio.” As it should be. I hope this bill passes – for the animals who deserve justice.

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