Felony Animal Cruelty Laws in All 50 States

Photo by The National Humane Education Society

Malicious animal cruelty is now a felony in South Dakota.

pawsupPaws Up!

To the South Dakota legislature for enacting and the governor for signing into law a felony animal cruelty bill.

According to a news story, the governor of South Dakota signed into law SB 46, a bill that makes malicious acts of cruelty to animals a felony. South Dakota joins the other 49 states in enacting felony animal cruelty legislation.

We all need to be vigilant in protecting animals and reporting cruelty wherever we find it. Take Action: Residents of South Dakota, thank your legislators and governor for enacting and signing into law this important protection for animals in your state.

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