30 Jun '12, 4pm

U.S. Senate Cracks Down on Animal Fighting

A provision in the Senate-approved Farm Bil l that would impose tough sentences and harsh fines for attendees of dogfights or cockfights and extra penalties for bringing a minor passed with an overwhelming vote of 88-11. “I applaud the Senate for taking an important step toward finally ending animal fighting activities,” said Rep. Tom Marino. “Although we have more work to be done to assure passage in the House, the strong bipartisan support in the Senate demonstrates the need for this legislation and I urge my colleagues’ support as the House Agriculture Committee begins consideration of their version of the Farm Bill.” The amendment to the Farm Bill was introduced by Sen. David Bitter (R-LA) and is almost identical to the Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act, which was previously introduced in the Senate by Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Mark Kirk (R-IL), Maria Cantwell...

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