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Pet owners to speak out against animal cruelty


Animal lovers in the community are being urged to speak out against animal cruelty this Jan. 16 when a Senate committee takes up House Bill 21-59 HS1 this Thursday.

The committee will meet at 10am at the Senate President’s conference room in the Legislature on Capital Hill.

Bill author Rep. Edwin K. Propst (Ind-Saipan) is encouraging the public to call on their senators and urge them to pass the bill.

According to Propst, the CNMI is still the only place in the entire United States and all its territories that has zero animal protection laws for domesticated animals. Propst also stated that he has a good feeling this time about the Senate and the governor signing off on it. He hopes that this will happen, with the help of the community and animal lovers.

To submit comments on this bill, email written testimony before Jan. 16 to sen.igisomar@gmail.com or attend the meeting to give an oral testimony. (Justine Nauta)

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