New Bill To Make Animal Cruelty Federal Crime

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New Bill To Make Animal Cruelty Federal Crime

Two Florida Congressmen are sponsoring a bill that would make animal cruelty a federal crime. The Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act, or PACT,  is being proposed by Sarasota’s Rep. Vern Buchanan and Rep. Ted Deutch from Broward county and parts of Palm Beach. The maximum sentence would be seven years.

Saturday’s Gasparilla invasion left a lot of leftover trash. The Florida Aquarium, the MacDonald Training Center and Krispy Kreme are all offering incentives to recycle those beads so they don’t wind up in the Bay and endanger sea life Those beads are also being recycled. Here’s where to drop them off and how you’ll be thanked.

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Stamps

Despite their name Forever Stamps do not stay at the same price forever. Forever stamp prices rose ten per cent over the weekend, rising from fifty cents to fifty five cents. If you have older Forever stamps those are still good for first class postage.

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Shark

A new report from the Florida Museum of Natural History’s research program may have you feeling better about going back in the water. Shark attacks are way down in Florida and around the world. In Florida there were 31 bites reported in 2017, and it was down to 16 last year.



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