Last Monday, Richard Brown, District Attorney ofQueens County, New York, announced the launch of the city's Animal Cruelty Prosecutions Unit which will focus on tracking cases of animal cruelty and ensuring animal abusers face justice.
The District Attorney,Brown, is particularly concerned about the protection of animals and he announced in the official press release:
Such criminal activity cannot be tolerated if we wish to be known as a civilized society... Such atrocities, which studies have shown can be a precursor to crimes against people, constitute criminal activity against innocent and abused animal victims in our communities and warrant prosecution.
Nicoletta Caferri, Assistant District Attorney, will be heading up the new unit. Caferri, who has her own dog named Toby, recently demonstrated her determination to fight against acts of animal cruelty.Last October, she worked on the prosecution case of the man who starved and abandoned his Boxer, Brewster, in a park.