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animal cruelty

An Illinois lawmaker wants people who injure or kill domesticated animals to face a harsher punishment.

Photo from the Illinois General Assembly website

Recording at a farm or livestock facility without the permission of the owner would be illegal under a proposal in the Illinois House.

Representative Jim Sacia (R-Winnebago County) sponsored the measure (HB 5143). He said farmers know what's best for their animals.