It amuses and amazes me that this bill is introduced by a Republican. As is the Republican platform, 1st; this is a state's rights issue, 2nd; this is the epitome of big government, e.g. How do you enforce a law like this? Who pays for that enforcement? Which courts will be burdened with the case load prosecuting offenders?, and that is just at the surface of this bill. It is exactly the kind of bill the Republican establishment would rail against. Sadly, even tragically, animals are mistreated everywhere and across socio economic lines. Realistically, we have issues of human safety and security which the federal representatives should be attending to.