Missouri Groups Seek To Redefine Animal Neglect

A Missouri state representative claims animal abuse laws are inaccurate and has proposed a bill to change the law regarding crimes of animal neglect and animal abuse.

The legislation, HB 564, separates animal abuse or neglect from a new provision defining “animal trespass.” A release from the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association says the legislation differentiates between incidents that are accidental in nature versus malicious intent.

Read more at the Drover’s Cattle Network.