Dogfighting should be reported to law enforcement

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Should anyone in Mississippi have knowledge of dog fighting or cock fighting, they should contact either the local authorities or the FBI.

Forty-six states, including Mississippi, have made dog fighting a felony crime. If convicted, you face up to three years in prison and $5,000 in fines. Spectators face punishments of up to one year in prison and $3,000 in fines.

Once the state files its charges, the FBI may want a crack at participants.

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Scottie Arnold

Natchez resident