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Animal fighting: How widespread a gamling in the state #5

The United States House of Representatives on March 26 passed a bill that will make it felony to use a animal fighting as gambling. The U S Senate is expected to pass the law. In Minnesota, 40 roosters were recently rescued in St. Paul in what appeared to have been a gambling venture. There have been other reports of animal cruelty cases in the Twin Cities. Six men appeared in federal court on March 27 in Ohio after police seized several pit bulls and a quantity of cocaine. This investigative news feature would focus on how widespread animal fighting as a gambling has been in Minnesota. The story will also look at who involved and how prevalent it is in other states.

Sources:
Ann Chynoweth,
Director, Animal Fighting & Cruelty Campaign
Humane Society of the United States
Tel: 301 258 8276

Dr. Anthony Tobias
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Minnesota
Tel: 612 624 7428 tobias004@umn.edu

Lori Swanson,
Minnesota Attorney General
Tel: 651 296-3353