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Report cites weak laws in rising animal cruelty cases
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Tennessee is one of the worst states when it
comes to taking a bite out of animal cruelty. The Humane Society says the
Volunteer State faced more large-scale animal emergencies than any other in
the past three years. The dubious recognition is sparking debate over
tougher penalties for animal abusers.