An Act Prohibiting the Dissemination of Depictions of Animal Cruelty
An Act prohibiting the dissemination of depictions of animal cruelty.
This legislation would create a new Class D felony offense of disseminating a depiction of animal cruelty. The Supreme Court recently struck down on First Amendment grounds a federal statute designed to punish the kinds of conduct that would be prohibited by A.11161-B/S.7812-B in United States v. Stevens, No. 08-769, slip op. (2010).