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Support Tougher Dogfighting Laws! (USA ONLY)


Animals  (tags: Dogfighting, law, crime, cruelty, animals, dogs, death, abused, AnimalWelfare, animalrights, society, suffering )

Krystal
- 716 days ago - org2.democracyinaction.org
ALDF has drafted a recommended amendment to state laws that would enable prosecutors to charge dogfighters under the respective state's Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (commonly referred to as "RICO") statute



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Terry V. (30)
Monday December 31, 2012, 5:18 pm
S&N THANKS!
 

Krystal R. (123)
Monday December 31, 2012, 5:44 pm
I just contacted my state representatives asking them to help put an end to dogfighting by making such crimes easier to prosecute and punishable by stronger penalties. I urge you to do the same!

Michael Vick, ex-quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons, was released from prison on May 20, 2009 after serving 23 months for financing "Bad Newz Kennels," his dogfighting operation, and viciously killing dogs that his kennel used in fights. Sadly, unlike the high-profile Michael Vick case, most cases of dogfighting go unnoticed by the media, and find dogfighters receiving weak sentences if convicted.

Applied to animal fighting, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (commonly referred to as "RICO") - which was originally designed to be a weapon against a wide variety of organized criminal efforts, including drug dealing and gambling - would give prosecutors increased muscle in seeking justice for the animals abused, and, as in the Vick case, even executed by their owners.

Take action now to help put an end to dogfighting! Send a letter to your state representatives in one easy-click, urging them to support tougher dogfighting laws.

Go to: http://www.aldf.org/alert_dogfighting

Thank you for speaking out for animals!

 

Elaine Al Meqdad (228)
Monday December 31, 2012, 7:30 pm
S & N!
 

Danuta Watola (1215)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 2:19 am
Noted
 

Mónica AYUGA (109)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 2:31 am
Condenar a los que hacen negocio con esta práctica cruel !!!
 

Christeen Anderson (549)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 3:16 am
Signed.
 

Ellen G. (345)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 8:06 am
Done
 

Barbara Erdman (63)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 8:44 am
N and sent Letter Krystal :0 Tnx
 

Gudrun D. (425)
Wednesday January 2, 2013, 7:54 am
Signed - thanks Krystal!
 

tasunka m. (338)
Wednesday January 2, 2013, 9:18 am
noted. At least there is a law that fits.
won't take my zip
thanks
 

Muriel Servaege (48)
Wednesday January 2, 2013, 3:11 pm
Noted. A last a law that fits, as Tasunka M. says.
 

Roxy H. (334)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 12:13 pm
I just contacted my state representatives asking them to help put an end to dogfighting by making such crimes easier to prosecute and punishable by stronger penalties. I urge you to do the same!
 

Thomas P. (468)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 5:07 pm
Noted and signed...thanks Krystal!
 

Wendy F. (43)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 4:52 am
Signed
 

federico bortoletto (36)
Monday January 7, 2013, 10:47 am
Notato.
 

Yvonne F. (176)
Friday February 1, 2013, 11:55 am
I can't sign, but I can note it!!! Hereby done! Thanks Krystal
 
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