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Activists to rally for animal abuse laws at State Capitol

Posted at 8:32 AM, Feb 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-18 08:32:06-05

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Activists will meet up Tuesday in Frankfort for Kentucky Animal Action Day, hosted by Kentucky Link Coalition.

The goal is to rally against animal abuse and advocate for more legislation.

Organizers say experts will explain how animal abuse relates to crimes against humans and talk about proposed laws that deal with the issue. Speakers will include legislators, law enforcement officials, and social workers.

Kentucky ranks 47th out of 50 for states with animal abuse laws. It’s also the only state that prohibits veterinarians from reporting suspected abuse.

The event began at 8:45 a.m. and a rally is expected to start at 1 p.m. on the Capitol Veranda.