WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Trump signed the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act, or "PACT", into law Monday. The legislation is sponsored by U.S. Congressman Vern Buchanan.

Now, the torture of animals through a practice known as "animal crushing" is a felony and punishable by up to seven years in prison.

Rep. Buchanan joined President Trump at the White House for a bill–signing in the Oval Office. The President called it a "very important signing," because it would help people be, "more responsible and humane stewards of our planet."