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Senate approves Mosbrucker bill against animal fighting


The Washington State Senate approved a measure last Friday, 44-2, that would expand criminal actions under the law and increase penalties for those involved in animal blood fighting.

Rep. Gina Mosbrucker, R-Goldendale, authored House Bill 1919 after she learned that many pet dogs are being stolen and used in sport-fighting events that involve gambling.

“Pets are coming up missing from people’s yards throughout Washington and the bodies are later found disposed of in local ditches, many with their mouths taped shut,” said Mosbrucker. “It’s a part of an underground dog fighting ring. Animals are being used as bait for fighter dogs and then abandoned to suffer and die.”

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