The FBI began to treat animal abuse as a crime.
FBI collects information on crimes and cruelty to animals through their system “NIBRS” through which receives information about various incidents and crimes throughout the United States.
In this way, the FBI cruelty to animals classified as the most serious crime, on par with murder, arson and attacks.
Law enforcement agencies will have subgroups that will classify animal abuse: neglect, deliberate abuse and torture, organized abuse (animal fights) and sexual abuse.
FBI cruelty to animals defined as “intentionally, knowingly or recklessly commit acts that lead to neglect or death of an animal without a valid reason, such as torture, mutilation, poisoning or leave”.
The new policy FBI came into force on January 1, and in making the full four years, according to “Huffington Post”.
– These are beings who are suffering. The animals are in many societies recognized as beings who are totally dependent on others, and as such must be protected – said the FBI.
There is increasing evidence that animal abuse associated with the crimes against people, including violent crimes and domestic violence.
– This is not about protecting people or animals, but on the protection of animals and people – explained lawyer Mary Lou Randur, which convinced the FBI to launch this program.