I participated in a historic Illinois bill signing (HB 5790) - increasing the felony penalty for dogfighting near schools, parks, day cares and playgrounds. When Gov. Pat Quinn signed the measure (July 17, '10), Illinois became the first state in the union to throw one more penalty at dogfighters, translating to more time in jail. You can read here, how this law came to be....and although this was actually my idea (with Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart), I believe that ultimately you can have all the laws you want, it's all about changing culture. Also, read how we've begun to do that in Chicago. See videos from the event on my Facebook Fan Page.
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