Amendment To Farm Bill May Eradicate Animal Fighting
Debate continues this week in
"The federal law, as it stands now, bans fights of animals and possessing animals for fighting, but it does not ban being a spectator or bringing a child to a dogfight or a cockfight," Pacelle said.
Owners of fighting
animals will typically abandon their dogs or roosters at the first sign of a
raid, and claim they're only spectators, to avoid federal prosecution. Another
amendment to the bill, which is strongly opposed by animal rights groups would,
in effect, nullify