Sen. Hwang statement regarding arrest of Ray Neuberger

March 28, 2018

Sen. Tony Hwang (R-Fairfield) today issued the following statement regarding the arrest of former Representative Town Meeting member and former candidate for state representative Ray Neuberger on animal cruelty charges.

“It’s sad. It is sickening. No animal should ever be abused, and as a community we must condemn it. If the allegations are true, he should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and he should get professional help. This tragic story shines a spotlight on the need for us as lawmakers and citizens to continue to press for legal reforms which toughen penalties for animal abusers and raise awareness and education in our community.

“I will continue to be a staunch advocate for animal rights and animal protection policies and will never tolerate any form of animal abuse. I have recently co-sponsored legislation to establish a statewide animal abuse registry as well as a measure to better protect law enforcement canines in the line of duty. I will continue support the efforts of my colleague Rep. Brenda Kupchick, who is recognized as a perennial leader at the State Capitol when it comes to championing animal protection measures.”​