For all you Virginians out there - Dan the Serene
For all you Virginians out there|
If you live or work in Virginia, you may be interested in this summary of 2008 Changes to Virginia's Laws.
The law makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor to participate in the fighting of any animals, including roosters. Possession of any materials intended to enhance the ability of any animals to fight, permitting a minor to become involved in animal fighting, or wagering on animal fighting raises the Class 1 misdemeanor to a Class 6 felony. Dog fighting remains a Class 6 felony without any of those additional factors.
1.) Apparently, there is some doubt if roosters are animals.
2.) Some animals are more equal than others. Why do dogs get more protection? What about the equal protection rights or wombats? Why isn't wombat fighting automatically a felony, even if they don't have shivs, there aren't any kids around, and nobody is betting? INJUSTICE!