Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Thank you, Democratic Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress has passed legislation cracking down on animal fighting, sending President Bush a measure that would make it a felony to transport an animal across state lines for fighting.

Approval of the bill marked the culmination of a nearly six-year effort to limit dogfighting and cockfighting, centuries-old traditions that most lawmakers and animal rights advocates now label brutal.

The Senate passed the measure by voice vote Tuesday night, following House passage by a lopsided margin on March 26, clearing it for Bush's signature.

''Animal fighting is cruel,'' said Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., the Judiciary Committee chairman. ''Those engaged in animal fighting ventures must know that this crime is serious and will be punished as a felony.''
- AP

If Boy George dares to veto this, I say we march on the White House with pitchforks and blazing torches.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How sad that there's still dog fighting going on in this day and age. Who are the people who run these things?

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