Go here for the text of this bill. This bill would make it a crime to import, export or steal animals for use in animal fighting and also prohibit conspiracy "to organize, participate in or train animals for the purpose of animal fighting". Fines for these crimes would range from $3,000 up to $500,000. These fines could also be imposed under this bill for other animal fighting activities like keeping, training, selling, promoting, purchasing or providing the animals used for fighting; providing a place or financial investment or promotion; or simply allowing an animal fight to occur for amusement or financial gain.
Fines for being present at animal fighting activities or gambling on animal fights would be increased to $3,000 up to $25,000.
The bill would also authorize seizure and forfeiture of assets and property associated with animal fighting...
Monday, April 19, 2010