Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Bill Increasing Animal Fighting Penalties Passes Tennessee Legislature

A bill that will increase penalties for attending an animal fight or bringing a child to an animal fight is headed to Governor Bill Haslam’s desk after passing both the Tennessee House and Senate by an overwhelming majority vote in its favor.

The bill makes it a Class A misdemeanor to attend an animal fight or to bring a child to an animal fight. Both provisions carry maximum penalties of up to 11 months and 29 days in jail and up to $2,500 in fines.…

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from News Blog, Memphis Flyer http://www.memphisflyer.com/NewsBlog/archives/2015/04/21/bill-increasing-animal-fighting-penalties-passes-tennessee-legislature

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