Governor Perdue Signs Dogfighting Legislation
|Tuesday, May 6, 2008||
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Bill makes dogfighting a felony, makes clear hunting and law enforcement are not impacted
“I am pleased today to make it clear that dogfighting is an activity that we will not tolerate here in
The new legislation enacts tough penalties for any person convicted of activities related to dogfighting: owning, possessing, transporting or selling any dog with intent to do so for the purposes of dogfighting. In addition, the law covers those who bet on or advertise and promote events that include dogfights. It also makes attending a dogfighting event a misdemeanor of a high and aggravated nature.
State Rep. Bobby Reese sponsored HB 301.
“This is a big step in closing a legal loophole in
Governor Perdue and Rep. Reese were joined at the Capitol today for the bill signing ceremony by State Sen. Chip Rogers, State Rep. David Knight, State Rep. Rich Golick, K-9 law enforcement teams from
“The signing of
In the past, the Humane Society of the
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