Dogfighting Bill Clears the House

Cheyenne, WY – A bill that would make dogfighting a felony has cleared the Wyoming House and is on the way to the Senate.

Wyoming is one of just two states where dogfighting is not a felony.

Lawmakers in the other state, Idaho, passed a felony dogfighting bill earlier this month. The measure now needs only the signature of Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter to become Idaho law.

The dogfighting bill in Wyoming cleared the state House 52-2 on Thursday. The bill's sponsor, Rep. Rosie Berger, says she expects the measure to do well in the state Senate in part because of strong public support.