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.
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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