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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

The Only Good Thing From the Vick Case

There is some good that came from the Vick case. Although it came at a high cost. And we have to see if it's sustainable.

State houses are looking at dogfighting and animal cruelty legislation.

The Virginia General Assembly, which began its legislative session last week, is considering more animal protection bills than in past years, the Washington Post reported Tuesday.

”The members of the General Assembly had a tendency not to take bills regarding animal welfare seriously,” Robin Starr, chief executive officer of the Richmond SPCA, told the newspaper.

In Ohio...legislation was introduced last month to increase the penalty for fighting animals and allow items seized to be used to pay for caring for the abused animals. In Georgia, lawmakers are seeking to boost penalties for dogfighting.

Photo by MNkiteman.

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