I can think of no reason why you wouldn’t strengthen animal cruelty laws. It isn’t an either/or situations between animals and humans. Passing laws to stop animal cruelty doesn’t mean that we don’t also need to pass laws to help children and humans. But- It’s a well known fact that there is a link between people who torture and hurt humans and those who torture animals. I honestly believe that animal cruelty should have severe consequences and a fine does not cut it. State laws vary from state to state and they are basically useless in many places. Animals and children are innocents and should have strong protections in place.