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Having had one of the weakest animal abandonment laws in the nation (a petty slap on the wrist and a $50 fine) Hawaii has finally stepped it up. The new Senate Bill 2512 was signed into law on June 30, 2016 having it;
Furthermore, it states that;
and goes on to read;
While the “petty misdemeanor” infraction is not too impressive - being that there are other states that classify the same violation as a misdemeanor or even a felony, it is indeed a step in the right direction. The full version of this bill as well as it's journey to becoming a law, can be read here as well ashere.
Curious how Hawaii matches up against other states animal abandonment classification and penalties? Check out this list of Animal Cruelty Laws.
WHAT EXACTLY DOES IT MEAN?
July 1, 2016
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