Further Expansion of DNA Databank to Include Aggravated Cruelty to Animals

Lentol considers the inclusion of aggravated cruelty to animals in the DNA bill a great victory. Because the crime is part of the New York State Agriculture and Markets Law, it would not have fallen under the crimes where DNA retrieval was required. However, thanks to Lentol’s efforts, the new law will not only protect future crime victims, but animals as well.