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Georgia ranks low in dog fighting laws

September 16, 2007

Albany -- When it comes to having strict dog fighting laws, Georgia falls at the bottom of the list.

The Humane Society of the United States released the list, putting Georgia at 49. The list includes all 50 states and Washington D.C.

Georgia joins Nevada, Hawaii and Wyoming for the states with the most lenient dog fighting laws.

Some people we spoke with say its a crime that shouldn't be tolerated. Well, I think dog fighting is a criminal offense because it's cruel to animals. I am  do not agree to dog fighting," said Alan Moore.

The Georgia Sheriff's Association is trying to step up enforcement. It plans to reward people who supply information about dog fighting.

The Association will offer rewards up to $2,500 for information leading to a conviction on dog fighting charges.

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