I have to say yes to this bill. I have grown up with dogs or cats or both in my home since before I was old enough to remember them. Seeing any animal treated this way, makes me sad and angry at the people who do these things. That being said, the bill does need to specify when this issue becomes a federal crime as well as taking into account when something like this happens by accident (I saw this happen once). On another note, I read some of the comments against this bill and, almost every one of them, stated that this could be better handled at the state level. The problem with that thinking is that there are some states who refuse to take action on making these bills. Giving them a federal standard that they have to meet, is the only way to get them to pass such bills.