Virginia Legislature Passes Bills on Animal Fighting and Puppy Mills

Big barks to the Virginia Legislature! Thanks to Mary O. for barking in this good news from WJLA.com. Virginia House Passes Animal Fighting, Puppy Mill...

Joy  |  Feb 13th 2008


Big barks to the Virginia Legislature!

Thanks to Mary O. for barking in this good news from WJLA.com.

Virginia House Passes Animal Fighting, Puppy Mill Bills
posted 2:09 pm Tue February 12, 2008

It was a good day for dogs at the General Assembly.

Without debate, the House of Delegates passed bills on Tuesday cracking down on dogfighting and so-called puppy mills.

The dogfighting bill makes it easier for authorities to investigate people who engage in the blood sport. The measure was prompted, at least in part, by the Michael Vick dogfighting case. The suspended Atlanta Falcons star is serving 23 months for a federal dogfighting conspiracy.

The bill applies to all forms of animal fighting and makes cockfighting a felony for the first time in Virginia. The vote was 93-2.

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