The FBI Is Now Keeping Track Of Animal Abusers
The FBI is now tracking reports of animal cruelty cases the same way it tracks violent crimes.By Katie Link | January 7, 2016
The change is all about data collection. Previously, local law enforcement lumped animal cruelty acts in with a category labeled "other." Now the bureau is collecting specific data on four types of animal abuse: simple or gross neglect, intentional abuse and torture, organized abuse and animal sexual abuse.
In time, information such as age, criminal history and location of convicted abusers will be made available for animal advocates and law enforcement.