Possible prison sentences increased for aggravated animal abusers

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LANSING (WJRT) (12/21/2018) - People convicted of aggravated animal crimes will be subject to increased prison sentenced under legislation Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law Friday.

Cases involving aggravated animal cruelty carry up to seven years in prison while cases that involve killing or torturing animals as a form of control over another person carry up to 10 years in prison.

“This legislation demonstrates how seriously we take animal cruelty in this state and that Michiganders won’t tolerate it,” Snyder said.

The new law also extends provisions of Michigan's existing animal cruelty law to breeders and pet stores.