Thank you to leg­is­la­tors who passed anti-dog fight­ing bill

Maryland Independent - - Community Forum -

I would like to pub­licly thank the fol­low­ing South­ern Mary­land leg­is­la­tors for help­ing to pass House Bill 583 which will make it a crime in the state of Mary­land to pos­sess dog fight­ing im­ple­ments such as rape stands, cat mills and break­ing sticks with the in­tent to fight dogs: Se­nate Pres­i­dent Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D-Charles, Calvert, Prince Ge­orge’s), Sen. Steve Waugh (R-Calvert, St.. Mary’s), Sen. Thomas “Mac” Mid­dle­ton (D-Charles), Del. Michael Jack­son (D-Calvert, Prince Ge­orge’s), Del. Mark Fisher (R-Calvert), Del. An­thony O’Donnell (R-Calvert, St. Mar y’s), Del. Sally Jame­son (D-Charles), Del. Edith Pat­ter­son (D-Charles), Del. Susie Proc­tor (D-Charles, Prince Ge­orge’s), Del. C.T. Wil­son (D-Charles), and Del. Matt Mor­gan (R-St. Mary’s).

These leg­is­la­tors are cham­pi­ons for mis­treated dogs and un­der­stand the bru­tal­ity of dog fight­ing and the an­cil­lary crimes that are usu­ally co­in­cid­ing dur­ing a fight. I am very dis­ap­pointed that Del. Deborah Rey (R-St. Mary’s) did not sup­port this very im­por­tant bill. In fact, she was the only leg­is­la­tor in both cham­bers to op­pose this com­mon sense bill. Del­e­gate Rey is no friend to the an­i­mals es­pe­cially those suf­fer­ing in dog fight­ing.


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