Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Hard to believe, but dogfighting is alive and well in Walton County. But, unlike 47 other states, owning a fighting dog or attending a dogfight isn't a serious crime in Georgia. We're joined in this dubious honor by the (non)progressive states of Wyoming and Idaho.

That means ALABAMA has stronger dogfighting legislation than we do. Yikes!

Senate Bill 16 is going up for votes again this year, compliments of Sen. Chip Rogers, and makes dogfighting activities a felony. Michael Vick might be a dogs best friend this year by helping to finally get that legislation passed.

For more info, go to http://www.georgiadogfightingbill.com/. They have ready-made letters to send to your legislator, info on the actual bill itself, and links to find out who your legislator is. Let's not let this one pass by. Take 5 minutes and help.

It's guys like me who are used as bait dogs. I don't really remember, but the heavy chain around my neck when I was found was a lot like dogfighters use. Thankfully I was lucky to avoid that fate.

But here's a mild version of what can happen.

So take a few minutes to click on the link and let your politicians know that you're watching.

And on behalf of canines everywhere, Thanks.

'Til later, Buddy

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