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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Georgia Dog-Fighting Law Having an Impact

This is a good thing. The American Southeast is a hotbed of blood sports.

This information is from Best Friends.

Before 2008, only one person had been incarcerated for dog fighting in Georgia. Considering the state had one of the weakest dog-fighting laws in the nation, that's no compliment.

But since a new and tougher dog fighting law was passed in May 2008, multiple arrests have been made, with more on the horizon....

Georgia's new dog fighting law makes it a felony to train, transport, sell or own a fighting dog, or to advertise, promote or bet on fights. A first conviction means one to five years in prison, a fine of at least $5,000, or both. The law also makes attending a dog fight a high and aggravated misdemeanor on the first offense, a felony on subsequent ones.

1 comment:

judy said...

I just want to say thank you for careing enough about dogs (animals) to put it on the web. I would love help stop dog fighting here in ga. thank god for those that helped to change the laws here. I want to learn more about what to look for when I suspect that someone is involoved in dog fighting. thank you do much