Animal rights activists in New York are hailing the city’s newest move in its battle against organized animal fighting. The move comes in the form of a bill that outlaws the use, possession, and distribution of paraphernalia used in animal fighting. Although Purebred Breeders LLC’s focus is dogs, the team is happy to see that all exploited animals are being represented.
Referred to as S.6774a/ A.9552a, the bill was tabled by Senator Patty Ritchie and Assembly Member John McEneny. Now on its way to the governor the bill should severely hamper training, preparation and the ill-treatment of animals since the term “paraphernalia” covers every tool geared towards the practice. Violators are looking at jail time and/or fines if caught. These include $500 and/or 90 days for first time offenders and up to $1000 in fines and/or up to one year of imprisonment going forward.
New York’s Ongoing Fight
This is yet another move in the city’s ongoing fight to eradicate the cruel process. The New York State Humane Association is currently applauding the move and both organizations believe that adding to more stringent punishment for attendance is a step in the right direction. Purebred Breeders LLC is sure the focus is now on the Governor as animal lovers wait to see the outcome.
Purebred Breeders LLC is excited about the potential this new bill has to curtail this vicious practice, once properly executed. The team is also hopeful that a similar measure will be adopted by other states and that even stricter measures will spread across the nation. Until then we can only hope that the efforts of all those who are fighting, laws already in place and sheer human decency will help to dissuade people from engaging in this horrendous act.