Animal welfare advocates in Georgia are frustrated. New state laws they had been pushing for went nowhere during this most recent legislative session in Atlanta. One bill would have made it a crime in Georgia to torture an animal even when no injury results.
A federal and state investigation into dog fighting and gambling has resulted in the arrest of 12 people from Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Texas. U.S. Attorney George Beck said Monday they are charged with conducting an illegal gambling business and multiple dog fighting charges, including promoting dog fights. Additional defendants are being sought.