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Florida lawmakers behind new federal law banning animal cruelty

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Amy Beth Bennett
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Sun Sentinel
Congressman Ted Deutch, sponsor of a new law banning animal abuse, pets Connie, a bully breed mix dog, at Broward County Animal Care and Adoption in Fort Lauderdale, on Feb. 4, 2019.

There’s a new federal law that bans acts of animal cruelty, and subjects violators to prison.

The Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act represents something unusual in the nation’s capital. It was a bipartisan success, sponsored by a bipartisan Florida duo: U.S. Reps. Ted Deutch, a southeast Florida Democrat, and Vern Buchanan, a southwest Florida Republican.

The PACT Act was signed into law last week by President Donald Trump.

Read more at the Sun Sentinel.