On Tuesday, the New Jersey Assembly passed a bill that will let prosecutors treat any organizers of dog fighting as legitimate mobsters, as well as some tough, new laws for anyone who's caught abusing animals.
Our only question is - what took so long?!
Here's what one of the assemblymen said in a statement about the new passed bills:
The newest and most horrible form of animal cruelty is called "trunking."
Trunking is where two fighting dogs are simply locked in the trunk of car.
Then the dogs fight to death as the owner drives around, blasting music to cover up the sound.
After ten or fifteen minutes, the owner pulls over, dumps the body of the dead dog and continues on with the winner, waiting until he heals up enough to fight again.
It's absolutely terrible and it's so good that there are people out rescuing these dogs, like Miami-Dade County Animal Services, who rescued a group of dogs that were thought to have been used for trunking.
Five adult dogs and four puppies were rescued from a man's home in terrible condition.
Check out the video (above) to see some of the cute pups who were rescued and to learn more about this horrible crime.
Well this doesn't make much sense! Terrorism? REALLY?
That is, unless the lawmakers are super into abusing animals. Or being paid off. Those are the only ways we could EVER see this happening — because the collection of wide-reaching laws will effectively make it impossible to collect evidence of animal abuse from here on out!
We're talking about cutting off whistleblowers with good hearts or even videographers working with the Humane Society when their evidence usually ends with prosecutions, fines, and even reform among producers! Which is a GREAT thing! Those poor animals!
With the new bills, deemed "Ag-Gag," the people who collect the evidence must turn it into authorities as soon as it's collected, instead of being able to accumulate any detailed or significant body of evidence. Which normally would lead to better results against the offenders!