The new law in Colorado is excellent news. Under the legislation, the bill states that the court can ban an animal offender from owning, caring, or possessing a pet or pets in any form for 3 to 5 years.
The bill also includes that any juvenile that is convicted of animal cruelty can also be “adjudicated a delinquent for an animal cruelty crime from owning a pet animal.”
The norm is to ban convicted animal offenders from owning pets, but this is the first state law that enforces an automatic ban.
Restrictions will increase for people convicted of felony pet animal cruelty.
A judge could pass sentence for mental health treatment or anger management program. Either way, treatment will be promoted to address underlying factors that cause animal cruelty.
The governor announced the People for Animal Welfare (PAW) Committee in Colorado, which is an opportunity to protect animals from cruelty and ensure their wellbeing. The committee’s role, which consists of a variety of animal welfare experts, will be essential advice regarding the issues related to animal welfare and protection.
Great things are happening in Colorado in regards to animal welfare, which could make Colorado a national leader in protecting all kinds of animals.
The legislation was signed by Colorado Gov. Jared Polis (D) to bans animal offenders. “Animal Ban For Cruelty To Animals Conviction“
More good news, Norway declared that all fur farming factories were to be shut down by 2025. Seems like a long time, but at least there is progress. Fur farming factories keep wild animals in appallingly deprived conditions.
On a positive note, it appears that more countries are moving ahead in protecting wildlife and all animals in general. Well done Colorado and Norway!