New Bill in NJ Would Classify Dogfighting as Organized Crime

Dog fights usually occur in tandem with drug sale and gambling and as such, should be prosecuted as organized crime.

Dog fights usually occur in tandem with drug sale and gambling and as such, should be prosecuted as organized crime.

Paws Up!

To the New Jersey Senate for passing S736 to prosecute dogfighting ring leaders as members of organized crime.

Dogfighting is a grisly offense. It is not restricted to any social or demographic sphere. Thankfully it is illegal in the United States, but sadly many people are not deterred by the law when money is involved.  Dogfighting is closely linked to other forms of serious crimes and it often serves as a platform for other criminal activities including drugs and racketeering. According to a recent news article, the New Jersey Senate is trying to advance S736 into a state law which would classify dogfighting as a form of organized crime.

Take Action: Residents of New Jersey, please contact Governor Chris Christie and urge him to sign S736 into law. Residents of other states, please contact your legislators and encourage them to implement tougher laws against dogfighting offenders.

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