A few weeks ago I was listening to 680 The Fan as they discussed the allegations Falcons QB Michael Vick is involved in dog fighting. During the discussion Sen. Chip Rogers name came up. Rogers is attempting to strengthen Georgia’s anti-dog fighting laws but thus far the law has not been changed. I email Sen. Roger recently to ask him about Georgia’s dog fighting laws and if the Vick case had increased support for his proposal (SB 16). I received this reply:
It is true – Georgia has the most lenient laws in America for dog fighting. You essentially must be caught in the act. Currently there is not a single person in jail for dog fighting, yet it goes on every day in almost every city in this state. There is no law against breeding for dog fighting, selling for dog fighting, attending a dog fight, holding a dog fight, promoting a dog fight etc..
I have seen much more attention to this issue. However, the support has always been there. I have never met a person who would admit in public they were against my efforts to stop dog fighting. Of course, I have also never met a person who claims to be against securing our borders, and look where we are on that issue.
Here’s hoping Rogers’ bill passes both Houses next session.
For more on this issue, read this article in today’s Gwinnett Daily Post.