Kentucky (US): ban on cock fightings and dog fightings

Recently, the Senate Minority Leader McConnell passed a bill to made of cockfightings and dogfightings a federal crime, punishable by up to a year in prison and $100,000 fine. The bill also provides that bringing a minor to such fights is a federal felony, punishable by up to three years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

The bill has raised massive protests in the US from breeders and farmers who where winning a lot of monney out of this fights.

More information on http://www.opposingviews.com/i/society/animal-rights/cockfighting-constitutional-right

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Malta: a welcomed judgment of Sicilian bird smugglers

Last week, a maltese Court gave a judgment which sentenced to a 4,600€ fine smugglers of protected birds coming from Sicily. The case was disclosed and prosecuted as a result of joint operation by Customs, the Administrative Law Enforcement Unit of the Malta Police Force and the Specialist Enforcement Branch of the Wild Birds Regulation Unit

More information on http://www.maltatoday.com.mt/en/newsdetails/news/national/Animal-rights-secretariat-welcomes-anti-smuggling-court-decision-20131126

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