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Q. Last week a man was convicted of felony animal cruelty for hurling a dog to its death in traffic. Now he could get three years behind bars. Isn't that a little harsh?

A. More than 25 states have felony statutes for animal cruelty. Cases like this are pretty routine, but this one got a lot of attention because it involved road rage and a cute dog. Still, you could do less and get even more. A Wisconsin man is currently facing 15 years in prison for allegedly mistreating cows. He's just a failing farmer who says he couldn't afford to...

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