To Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo (D) for introducing a bill that would make activities related to dogfighting Class D felonies.
Organizing a dogfight is already a felony in Kentucky, as it is in every state. However, unlike other states, Kentucky’s dogfighting laws don’t include certain activities related to dogfighting as felony offenses. If passed, House Bill 154, introduced by House Speaker Greg Stumbo (D), aims to change that. According to a recent news article, HB 154 would make the possession, training, breeding, and selling of dogs for the purpose of dogfighting Class D felonies. In the bill’s current form, the provisions would also include protections for other four-legged animals, such as pigs, who have historically been involved in violent “hog-dog” fights for entertainment or betting purposes. The bill has already been approved by the House Judiciary Committee.
Take Action: Kentucky residents, contact your representatives and ask him/her to support HB 154.