Animal Cruelty Enforcement Act, H.R.1016
The Animal Cruelty Enforcement (ACE) Act would establish a dedicated Animal Cruelty Crimes section at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to aid in the investigation, enforcement, and prosecution of felony animal cruelty crimes. Laws that would fall under the jurisdiction of the division include the Horse Protection Act and the Animal Fighting Venture Prohibition Act.
While all 50 states currently have laws in place to prohibit animal cruelty, enforcement of these laws across the U.S. continue to see lengthy delays, with many crimes going unprosecuted completely. Dedicated staff at the DOJ would facilitate stronger enforcement of animal cruelty laws by providing specialized knowledge and a streamlined process for handling these offenses.
Please urge your U.S. Representative to cosponsor the Animal Cruelty Enforcement (ACE) Act!