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Backers of Animal Cruelty Law Continue to Push for Special Session

Backers of Animal Cruelty Law Continue to Push for Special Session

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Mary Richards, KSL NewsradioA woman who wants tougher penalties for those who abuse animals won't give up the fight, even though state lawmakers already did.

The legislature didn't do anything with the animal cruelty bill, but Rhonda Kemper wants the governor to put it in a special session. The bill is named Henry's Law after Kemper's dog, Henry, who was tortured by her ex-husband.

She tells KSL's Nightside Project she's been calling the governor's office every day.

Rhonda Kemper: "It kind of just, I don't know, took a backseat to everything. At this point I don't really know what needs to be done to get the governor's attention."

Kemper's ex, Marc Vincent, was recently released from prison after serving about four months.

The bill would make animal torture a felony instead of a misdemeanor.

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