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Published February 12, 2013, 02:21 PM

South Dakota Senate panel rejects animal cruelty measure

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A measure that sought to make aggravated cruelty to dogs, cats and horses a felony was rejected by a South Dakota legislative panel Tuesday after state officials and representatives of agricultural groups said it would have conflicted with existing laws that effectively combat animal abuse.

By: CHET BROKAW,Associated Press, Associated Press

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