PETITION: Support HR 2492-Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act
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PETITION: Support HR 2492-Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act

    1. L. Swa_
    2. Petition by

      L. Swa_

      central, FL

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February 2014

Victory

From Petition Creator: Attending animal fighting is now illegal, was incorporated into the FARM BILL and signed by President Obama on 2/7/14.

We moved mountains - thank you for this miracle.

NEW IDEA, please sign/share: Animal abusers should pay a surcharge of $200 per charge for free and low cost spay/neuter organizations and PAY for the cost of impounding and treating their victim(s).

PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION: https://www.change.org/petitions/petition-animal-cruelty-conviction-paying-surcharge-for-spay-neutering-funding

*** SIGN AND SHARE!** If you TRULY want to control the flow of illegal weapons and narcotics - pass this bill. This is where gangs distribute illegal weapons and narcotics:  Animal fighting rings.

UPDATE: It has passed the United States Senate. Now please call your State's Federal Representatives and simply state: "To combat the escalation of organized crime, gangs and the drug cartel, please pass HR 2492 -which has now become S. 1947 in consolidation--Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act. Gangs use blood sports to network illegal drugs and weapons used against our citizens. Thank you."

go here and type in  your zip code upper right hand corner to find your Representative. 

http://www.house.gov/leadership/

 

This is not by any measure any kind of rare incident, but animal fighting is escalating in America which a poor economy is contributing to its popularity. 

The President of the United States
The U.S. Senate
The U.S. House of Representatives

"In addition to their consequences for animals, animal fights are frequently conducted in conjunction with other illegal activities (e.g., drug trafficking, [weapons]) and can incite violence among spectators coincident with that in the ring." You think gangs and violent criminals listen to laws? They get plenty of firearm artillery from dog and cock fighting rings where they are distributed.

https://www.avma.org/Advocacy/National/Congress/Pages/HR2492-S1947-Animal-Fighting-Spectator-Prohibition-Act.aspx

To fight gang activity funding and vice please support,  co-sponsor and help pass S.1947/HR 2492: Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act.

"The rise in gang violence since the 1980s caused lawmakers to seek a variety of methods to curb the formation and activities of these gangs. According to statistics from the National Youth Gang Center, more than 24,500 gangs, consisting of more than 770,000 members, exist in about 3,330 cities in the United States.  Congress spends as much as $20 billion per year in health care costs treating victims of gunshot wounds, and many of the incidents involve street and other types of gang violence."

http://law.jrank.org/pages/7073/Gangs.html#ixzz19UmG9YBc

August 09, 2010
Contact: Special Agent Roberto Bryan
Number: (504) 840-1360

Pit Bull and Cock Fights Used as Networking Tool for Drug Traffickers

Please read:

http://www.justice.gov/dea/divisions/no/2010/neworleans080910p.html


"Christian and bill supporter Rep. Eddie Lucio III, D-San Benito, also pointed to evidence offered by the Drug Enforcement Administration and federal prosecutors showing that Mexican cartels use the cockfights to network and further their enterprises."

http://www.texastribune.org/texas-legislature/82nd-legislative-session/lawmakers-loophole-allows-cockfights-to-flourish/

PERPETUATION OF VIOLENCE AND VICE: Gangs use dog/cock fighting rings to distribute illegal weapons and narcotics-which will be used in armed robberies and home invasions. Animal fighting is also about illegal gambling, and income tax evasion: Each dog fight can bring in purses as large as $100,000.00 per fight.

CHILD ABUSE IN ANIMAL FIGHTING RINGS: Animal fighters and gangs bring their children to such fights and teach them torturing animals is "normal," perpetuating the cycle of violence. Virtually all dog fighters and their spectators have a history of criminal violence.

Solution: Include Federal charges with dog (and cock) fighting and their attendants who knowing watch dog/cock fighting, not restricted to Interstate involvement.

Illegal in all 50 States, dog fighting remains a national epidemic due to the lure of big money, illicit drugs, and illegal weapon exchanges they are willing to take that chance; many Felony charges are also reduced to misdemeanors, therefore the necessity of a Federal law to further deter such heinous crimes and spread of vice and violence via gangs.

Thank you.

Respectfully submitted:

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    1. Reached 15,000 signatures
    2. Passed the US Senate-now please call Reps

      L. Swa_
      by L. Swa_
      Petition Organizer

      UPDATE: It has passed the United States Senate. Now please call your State's Federal Representatives and simply state: "To combat the escalation of organized crime, gangs and the drug cartel, please pass HR 2492-Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act. Gangs use blood sports to network illegal drugs and weapons used against our citizens. Thank you."

      Go here and type in your zip code upper right hand corner to find your Representative.

      http://www.house.gov/leadership/

    3. Reached 10,000 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Colleen George PORT ELIZABETH, SOUTH AFRICA
      • 7 months ago

      Because it has to be stopped !!!!!!!!! strict animal cruelty laws must be made and upheld and a very stiff jail sentence imposed !!!!!

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    • Cheri Patrowicz DUDLEY, MA
      • 8 months ago

      This is a message from my friend andrew hunt who does not have a fb page so cannot access this but he supports this pa tishion because he believes its 100%WRONG TO HURT THESE ANIMALS AND TO KNOW THAT SOMEONE OUT THERE IS DOING THIS OR SHULD I SAY MANY OUT THERE IS DOIN THIS IT MAKES. E SO T OFF IF THIS PERSON OR LERSONS WERE IN FRONT OF ME NOW ID MAUL HIS FACE TO LOOK EXACTLY LIKE THIS. THIS SHITS GOT TO STOP AND STOP NOW SOMEONE RUNS OUR COU TRY DONT THEY WELL WNY R THESE THINGS BEIN OVER LOOKED? THATS MY QUESTION BECAUSR U HAVEE NO TIME FOR THIS BUT IF IT WERE HUMENS THIS WAS HAPPENING TO THAT WOULD BE LOOKED INTO AND FAST TOO , I DONT KNOW IF U R BLIND OR IF UR SEEING THE SOMEEHING DIFFERENT AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE BUT THATS OK RIGHT WELL LET ME TELL U NO! ITS NOT OK! HELP THESE ANIMALS NOW!!

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    • Patricia McMillan QUALICUM BEACH, CANADA
      • 8 months ago

      dog fighting must be abolished and punishments upheld

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    • Valerie Cooper-Bondar JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
      • 8 months ago

      OMG this is awful, how could anyone allow this to happen to an innocent sentient being. God help us if this is what so-called "humanity" is reduced to.

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      • 8 months ago

      Basta de tanto salvajismo

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