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