Case and point... our neighboring states have had these laws on the books for 10 to 20 years and continue to enjoy a viable Ag economy and vibrant tourism/hunting industry.
Montana passed a felony animal cruelty law to protect all animals in 1993.
Iowa passed a felony animal cruelty law in 2000 and exempted animal agriculture and hunting practices.
Minnesota passed a felony animal cruelty law to protect pets or companion animals in 2001.
Nebraska passed a felony animal cruelty law to protect all animals except un-captured wild animals in 2002.
And the only other state in the country without felony animal cruelty laws... the state of North Dakota has a felony animal cruelty bill drafted now to protect dogs, cats and horses in 2013.