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Committee on the JudiciaryIntroducedFebruary 14th, 2019
- senate Committees
The cost of caring for animals seized in animal fighting cases is currently a barrier to investigating and prosecuting these crimes. Additionally, the length of time that animals need to be held in shelters is detrimental to their physical and mental health.
There’s already a federal fine of up to $250,000 for interstate animal fighting. The proceeds these fines can be used to defray the costs of caring for animals seized in animal fighting cases.