Poll: N.D. voters want stiffer animal cruelty laws
Published 02/08/2012, The Jamestown Sun
North Dakota voters would overwhelmingly support raising penalties for “extreme and malicious” acts of animal cruelty to felony levels, according to a poll commissioned by the Humane Society of the United States. The state is one of just three that treat extreme cruelty to pets as a low-level misdemeanor, according to the society. The others are South Dakota and Idaho.Word count: 686
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