TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Feb 9, 2015

The Humane Society hopes its proposal to increase penalties for attending animal fights will be referred to the state's Criminal Justice Committee where it has a better chance of advancing, WSMV reports. Similar bills in recent sessions have died in the Agriculture Committee, but Speaker Beth Harwell said after an especially ugly fight between animal rights activists and the Agriculture Committee, that said she would consider separating pet issues from livestock issues. The legislation would increase the fine from $50 to $2,500.