US needs stronger anti-dog fighting laws

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Michigan could soon have the toughest anti-dog fighting laws in the United States. reports a package of three bills has advanced through the State Senate and the hope is the House will soon approve the measures.

The article notes the bills would “allow law enforcement agencies to seize property associated with dog fighting and turn it over to local or state governments, would deem animal fighting a public nuisance and allow citizens or prosecutors to sue those who participate, and would put those who organize dog fights at risk of racketeering charges.”

An editorial published Monday on the Fayetteville Observer website out of North Carolina is suggesting anti-dog fighting laws should include provisions for  confiscating vehicles from those who participate and the land where the fighting takes place.
These are terrific proposals. Tomorrow would be a great day to pass federal and state bills to make this happen.