Up until now, the penalties for animal cruelty have been fairly weak at best, if abusers were held accountable for their actions at all. That changed yesterday.

For once, the major political parties agreed on something and passed a bill which President Trump signed into law yesterday.

The Prevent Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act is a federal ban on animal cruelty, outlawing purposeful crushing, burning, drowning, suffocation, impalement or other violence causing serious bodily injury to animals. Those convicted would face federal felony charges, fines and up to seven years in prison. - fox26houston.com

I still think that's a little light but, it's something. Once in prison, it's a well-known fact that certain people ... namely rapists and child abusers ... are usually treated very badly by other inmates. Think whatever you want of me for saying this but, I have no problem with that.

I don't have a problem with animal abusers catching a little payback either.