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Bills strengthen law for animal cruelty offenses

Nevada lawmakers reviewed two bills Thursday that toughen the state’s stance against cockfighting and revise the provisions governing the release of animal cruelty reporting data.Sen. Mark Manendo, D-Las Vegas, presented the bill regarding animal cruelty reporting, SB73, to the Senate Natural Resources Committee.The measure closes a loophole from Cooney’s Law, a bill passed in the 2011 session that increased animal cruelty penalties but included a flaw sponsors did not notice until state agencies began interpreting the new law. SB233 was referred to as Cooney’s Law after a dog named Cooney was gutted by its owner.It made maliciously torturing, maiming, mutilating …

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