WPR News
8:40 am
Thu February 1, 2007

Animal Abuse Bill Passes the House

Cheyenne, WY – A bill to make the practice of dog and cock fighting in the state a felony has passed the Wyoming House. The measure also allows animal control officers to remove abused pets from homes. Some opposed the bill because they argued that it treats animals better then domestic violence victims. Others, like Daniel Representative Monte Olsen, feared that animal control officers would be getting too much power. Still, the measure passed 35-25 and now heads to the Senate.