animal abuse

Different forms of abuse often happen under the same roof. Now, a senate committee is backing a proposal to require child and animal abuse agencies to work together. Sen. Lauren Book (D-Plantation) is one of its supporters. She says cross-reporting between agencies will help prevent child abuse.

Laws On PTSD Benefits, Animal Abuse Set To Take Effect

Sep 25, 2018

Laws will take effect next week that will add benefits for first responders who suffer post-traumatic stress disorder and impose harsher penalties on people who abuse animals, along with 19 other measures signed by Gov. Rick Scott after the 2018 legislative session.

Appeals Court Orders Hearing Over UF Veterinary Records

Oct 5, 2016

An appeals court Tuesday ordered a circuit judge to hold a hearing in a public-records lawsuit involving research conducted on animals at the University of Florida.

Miami police are trying to find out who chopped up pieces of a horse and left them in a suburban driveway, the Miami Herald reports. Officials from South Florida Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said illegal horse slaughter isn’t uncommon in Miami-Dade, but said this public display is unusual.