The Tracking Animal Cruelty Crimes Act of 2007 would require the FBI to add animal cruelty as a separate category in its crime data reporting system.
The link between animal cruelty and other forms of societal violence is a national concern. The practice of dogfighting perfectly illustrates this connection, as it is almost always linked to illegal drug and weapons violations, gambling, aggravated assault and gang violence.
When local and state police agencies report animal cruelty incidents to the FBI, they are labeled "other offenses." This makes it nearly impossible to access and respond to even the most basic information about animal cruelty crimes and their perpetrators.
U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) has introduced the Tracking Animal Cruelty Crimes Act of 2007, which would require the FBI to add animal cruelty as a separate category in its National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS).
Tell your senators to co-sponsor and support the Tracking Animal Cruelty Crimes Act of 2007!
As your constituent and a supporter of the American Humane Association, I urge you to support S 2439, the Tracking Animal Cruelty Crimes Act of 2007.
Introduced by Sen. Robert Menendez, the bill would require the FBI to add animal cruelty as a separate category in its National Incident-Based Reporting System.
Research has shown that animal cruelty is closely linked to other forms of societal violence. Modifying the crime data reporting system this way will finally enable local, state and federal law enforcement agencies to collect national statistics on yearly crime rates, prevent recurrence of animal cruelty and address its connection to other crimes.
As your constituent, I urge you to support the Tracking Animal Cruelty Crimes Act of 2007 and ensure that animal cruelty is finally treated as a serious crime! Please sign on to be a co-sponsor today!
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