Support the Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act

A major animal protection bill, H.R. 366, Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act, has been reintroduced by U.S. Reps. Tom Marino, R-Pa., Jim McGovern, D-Mass., John Campbell, R-Calif., and Jim Moran, D-Va.,—to close a loophole in the federal animal fighting statute and make it a crime to attend or bring a child to a dogfight or cockfight.

Animal fighters use the spectator loophole as a means to avoid prosecution. At the first sign of a raid many will abandon their animals and blend into the crowd, claiming to be spectators as a way to avoid prosecution.

H.R. 366 would finally make it a federal crime to knowingly bring a minor to an animal fight, and crack down on the spectators who fuel the criminal animal fighting industry with their admission fees and gambling wagers. It will give law enforcement the tools they need to make sure that the entire cast of characters involved in animal fighting is prosecuted since  many animal fighting rings are multi-jurisdictional in nature.

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A major animal protection bill, H.R. 366, Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act, has been reintroduced by U.S. Reps. Tom Marino, R-Pa., Jim McGovern, D-Mass., John Campbell, R-Calif., and Jim Moran, D-Va.,—to close a loophole in the federal animal fighting statute and make it a crime to attend or bring a child to a dogfight or cockfight.


Animal fighters use the spectator loophole as a means to avoid prosecution. At the first sign of a raid many will abandon their animals and blend into the crowd, claiming to be spectators as a way to avoid prosecution.


H.R. 366 would finally make it a federal crime to knowingly bring a minor to an animal fight, and crack down on the spectators who fuel the criminal animal fighting industry with their admission fees and gambling wagers. It will give law enforcement the tools they need to make sure that the entire cast of characters involved in animal fighting is prosecuted since  many animal fighting rings are multi-jurisdictional in nature.


SOURCE and Additional Petition- Please Sign! https://secure.humanesociety.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=5863

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