The United States Senate unanimously approved the Animal Fighting Prohibition Enforcement Act (S. 382) in April of this year, which strengthens the federal penalties for dogfighting, cockfighting and hog-dog fights.  Representative Mark Green (R-WI) introduced an identical bill in the House on February 15, 2005 (H.R. 817).  Animal fighting is an extremely cruel activity that serves no purpose other than to amuse barbaric, simple-minded individuals.  Almost all states have enacted legislation prohibiting animal fighting, yet it is necessary for Congress to prohibit the transport of animals and weapons used in animal fighting.  Please contact your representative and urge him/her to support this vital legislation to end this cruel and inhumane activity.  For more information, CLICK HERE.

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