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End Animal Fighting in Milwaukee

Animal fighting is a public safety issue.

 Research has indicated a strong link between animal abuse, such as dog fighting, and interpersonal violence.  To find out more about the link between violence against animals and violence against humans, click here.  Animal fighting is a cruel and senseless act of violence that erodes our safety and the value of our neighborhoods.  Many people reap great profit from gambling and other illegal activities like drug use that accompany animal fights. In fact, police often learn about dog fighting activities through drug busts.  Despite the fact that dog fighting is banned in all 50 states, animal fighting continues to thrive across the United States.

A national law, the Animal Fighting Prohibition Enforcement Act, was passed in 2007.  The new law provides felony penalties for interstate and international trafficking of animals and weapons for the purpose of animal fighting. Under this new bill, violators could serve felony-level jail time of up to three years and up to a $250,000 fine.  Previously, the maximum jail time was a one-year misdemeanor sentence.  The Animal Fighting Prohibition Enforcement Act encourages prosecutors to take a more serious look at pursuing animal fighting cases and provides a more effective deterrent to this cruel and senseless act of violence.  

Take action against dog fighting in Milwaukee.

Dog fighting is not just a national issue; it affects our community right here in Milwaukee.  In many neighborhoods, dogs may be trained to be aggressive for the purpose of guarding drug houses.  If dog fighting is an issue in your neighborhood, contact the police.  You may also want to contact your Alderman and ask him to ensure that proper enforcement measures are taken in your area. 

This action alert is for residents of the following states only: Wisconsin

Take action against dog fighting in Milwaukee.

Dog fighting is not just a national issue; it affects our community right here in Milwaukee.

In many neighborhoods, dogs may be trained to be aggressive for the purpose of guarding drug houses.  If dog fighting is an issue in your neighborhood, contact the police.  You may also want to contact your Alderman and ask him to ensure that proper enforcement measures are taken in your area. 

This action alert is for residents of the following states only: Wisconsin

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