Bill to expand Kentucky’s dogfighting law moves to full House

A new bill in Kentucky would make owning, possessing, keeping, training, selling or transferring four-legged animals for fight purposes a felony. Now that House bill is on it’s way to full House. That’s after the House Judiciary Committee approved it this week.

House Speaker Greg Stumbo proposed the bill, which expands the state’s already-established Class D felony against dog fighting for gambling.

Stumbo told the House Judiciary Committee that Kentucky is the only state without such a law, and that has spurred an increase in breeding and training of fighting dogs in the state, particularly near the West Virginia and Tennessee state lines.

To read the Kentucky Herald-Leader’s full article, click here.

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