People have a special love for their pets. All the more reason why the story that broke earlier this week about the 367 dogs seized in Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi after being abused, starved and used as pawns in a sick blood sport left us shocked.
However now there may be some justice when human owners torture them for profit and entertainment. An Alabama law administers stiff consequences to those that don't value the life of another living creature. The Humane Society ranked Alabama's dog fighting laws the third toughest in the country. During the 2013 legislative session, the Alabama State Legislature approved new, harsher penalties for animal cruelty. On its own, animal cruelty is a class A misdemeanor, which could lead to a year in prison and a $3,000 fine. A first felony conviction for dog fighting, a class C felony, is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $5,000 fine. We applaud the lawmakers, for putting one of the nation's toughest laws with the stiffest penalties on the books here in Alabama.
I'm Vanessa Oubre that's "My Take," what's yours?
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