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Animal abuse bill deserves a vote

October 30, 2012
Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Nitro's Law (HB108), Ohio's first felony animal abuse law, is being held hostage by Ohio Senate President Niehaus. As of Dec. 31, this will be the fourth time that Nitro's Law will have died and the second time at the hands of the Ohio Senate president. All animal abuse in Ohio is a misdemeanor with 90-day jail sentence, but most get probation no matter what the abuse, no matter how heinous or horrific or violent. You might ask yourself why bother with a felony animal abuse law. Here's why:



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