Animal Fighting More Costly in Michigan

PawsUpPaws Up!
To Michigan Governor Rick Snyder for signing legislation that would increase penalties for animal fighting and cruelty crimes.

According to a news story, “Governor Rick Snyder has signed legislation that would increase penalties for people associated with animal fighting and animal cruelty crimes.

Animal fighting targets many different species of animals, including chickens.

Animal fighting targets many different species of animals, including chickens.

“‘This legislation provides law enforcement the tools they need to put a stop to animal fighting,’ Snyder said.

“The bill allows for the seizure of homes and cars in cases involving animal fighting where the property either directly or materially contributed to the crime.”

Take Action: Michigan residents, send a note of thanks to your governor and your legislators for protecting animals in your state. Residents of other states, if your statutes don’t include strong penalties for animal fighting and cruelty crimes, contact your legislators and urge them to follow Michigan’s lead.

The Honorable Rick Snyder
Governor
P.O. Box 30013
Lansing, Michigan 48909
Tele. No.: 517-335-7858 – Constituent Services
Fax: 517-335-6863

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