Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Dogfighting "out of control" in South Florida

According to this story in the Sun-Sentinel, Florida's Animal Fighting Act has a way to go before the problems associated with South Florida dogfighting are under control. Nine people have been prosecuted by the Broward State Attorney's Office since the 2003 strengthening of the law, but the prosecutions pale in comparison to the number of dogs that are discovered with fighting injuries. The managing director of the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida is quoted as saying "Unfortunately, dog fighting is still happening in large numbers in South Florida, perhaps even larger numbers than before the new law was passed . . . This is a real priority."

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