If it's made a felony, no more just a slap on the wrist. A lot of serial killers got their start killing & torturing animals. I love animals, & believe that God gave them to mankind, for us to care for, & to use them if they're work animals, & if pets, then we need to take care of them, just like we would a family member. A man that will torture animals, should NEVER have children because he would most likely do the same to the kids. Women aren't as prevalent as animal abusers, but there ARE some out there!