JEFFERSON CITY – In the wake of former NFL star Michael Vick's imprisonment for the crime, two bills were referred to the Senate General Laws Committee that would toughen penalties for those who attend and organize dog fights. They would also attempt to reduce the backlog of seized dogs in Missouri by forcing them out of state custody 30 days after they are removed in connection with an illegal fighting ring.
Missouri dog-fighting laws might become more strict
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