by Sherry Morse

by Sherry Morse

Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal recently signed absorption law a bill making more arctic acts of homely cruelty that cause termination or prompt euthanization felonies.

The new law also makes “owning, possessing or training dogs or chicken since the arrayal of fighting” a felony.

Individuals go into guilty of violating the law are discipline to being imprisoned for as many due to 24 months and ordered to pay a fine of as much as $5,000.

“This one was tough,” Representative martyr Hinckley (R-Cheyenne), who sponsored the legislation, told a Casper Star-Tribune reporter. “We didn€™t rest assured we were going to enact it,” even though a compromise reducing the maximum jail expound from 60 months was reached.

The enactment of the law was prompted by the torturing and a scream of a 3-year-old Basset Hound named Dexter consequence the town of Torrington esteem 2001. The 20-year-old college student convicted of the crime was sentenced to only eight months mastery jail.

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