New York Bills Would Broaden the Definition and Application of Aggravated Cruelty to Animals

New York Assembly Bill 5184 and Assembly Bill 5177 would expand the definition of aggravated cruelty to animals and a companion bill, Assembly Bill 5179, would broaden the application of aggravated cruelty beyond companion animals. The bills have been referred to the Assembly Committee on Agriculture.

Key terms: companion animals, criminal law