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Cruelty to Animals Now a Felony in Tennessee!

July 2004

PETA put pressure on authorities when a 2-pound terrier was fatally kicked by a Tennessee man. We are happy to announce that the governor signed an amendment to elevate the punishment for aggravated cruelty to animals from a misdemeanor to a felony–the offender faces a minimum of one year of jail time (possibly up to six years) and may be fined up to $3,000.

Click here to read more about how you can make legislative changes for the animals.