It wasn't so long ago that we lived in a sort of "wild west" when it came to animal ownership.
My mom would often tell me stories of the streets she avoided because residents would let their dogs roam the neighborhood unattended. And what those residents did to those dogs behind closed doors simply wasn't considered anyone else's businesses.
But as the frankly chilling tales of animal cruelty we've heard about in the decades since have taught us, reality isn't that simple. And two Florida legislators are trying to ensure that any sadistic acts against animals don't get to stay hidden for long.