Monday, August 27, 2007

"Hog-Dog" Rodeos - Illegal in Florida

They're called "Hog-Dog Rodeos" but according to this report they're nothing short of disturbing and barbaric. A live pig is released into a confined area and then dogs are allowed to rip flesh from the pig while spectators wager on how long it will take the dogs to take the pig down. The story features a quote from Barbara Snow of the Pinellas County Humane Society (featured previously on this blog here) encouraging the aggressive prosecution of these types of criminal acts of animal cruelty. Florida's Animal Fighting Act makes these types of crimes a felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison and a $5000 fine.

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