Iowa lawmakers back animal-protection bills

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Posted: Saturday, February 8, 2014 12:00 am | Updated: 2:15 pm, Thu Jun 5, 2014.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Pets would be better protected and animal abuse offenders more extensively punished under legislation being discussed by Iowa lawmakers.

Backers of the bills said animals need greater protection, and those who hurt pets should pay a significant price.

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