Mississippi Governor Does Have a Dog in This Fight

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JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant has signed a new law to strengthen penalties for people involved in dogfighting. Starting July 1st those who promote or stage fights, bet on fights, own a dog with intent to enter it into a fight or own dog fighting paraphernalia could be sentenced to one to five years in prison. Repeat offenses will be punishable by fines of $5000 to $10,000 and prison sentences of three to 10 years. Spectators could also face felony charges, fines and prison sentences of up to one year. Bryant signed Senate Bill 2934 on Friday.

 


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1 Comment on "Mississippi Governor Does Have a Dog in This Fight"

  1. Linda Merideth | April 20, 2018 at 12:48 am | Reply

    The passage of this Bill gives me immense hope not only for dogs but the State of Mississippi as well! As a former volunteer with a MS animal rescue, I know for a fact that people who moved to MS from the New England area and other northern states were highly disappointed by the lack of laws protecting our homeless animals.

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