Yesterday the US House of Representatives voted on the Animal Fighting Prohibition Enforcement Act which according to the Humane Society of the US:
The Animal Fighting Prohibition Enforcement Act (S. 261/H.R. 137) would make it a felony to transport an animal across state or international borders for animal fighting (dog fighting, cockfighting, hog-dog fighting). It would also prohibit the interstate and foreign commerce in knives and gaffs designed for use in cockfights.
All good things, right? So why did some Representatives vote against it? Could they have ties to dog- and cock-fighting? Shouldn’t we ask?
368 Representatives did the right thing and passed the act. But what about those who voted against it or just didn’t feel it was important enough to show up and vote on what will be life-saving legislation for thousands of dogs? Here’s the list of the Nays and No-shows.
—- NOT VOTING 26 —
Davis, Jo Ann
The legislation has now moved over to the Senate for their vote. If you want to contact your Senator you can email him or her through the HSUS site.