Every American should send a message to this congressman via THEIR congressman and the Republican Party... This viewpoint needs to be squashed.. Animals have no choice in fighting... people do.... People choose to get into the ring to make money.. what it takes to make a fight dog is NOTHING an animal would ever choose to go through....I am not a pita member.. nor a member of any other organization.. I am simply an animal behavior specialist who has worked with bate dogs.. and fighting dogs rehabilitating them...PLEASE if you care about the future of our animals... once these dogs have served their purpose in the fight ring..... we then have laws in place to destroy them because of who they are HOW MUCH sense does this not make....

His quote via http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2012/07/31/615951/steve-king-dogfighting/?mobile=nc

(During a tele-townhall late last week, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) fielded a question about his opposition to animal rights and recently introduced legislation that would undermine local standards preventing animal torture.) quoted by http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2012/07/31/615951/steve-king-dogfighting/?mobile=nc

"It's wrong to rate animals above human beings," he told the questioner. To make his point, King argued that "there's something wrong" for society to make it a "federal crime to watch animals fight" but "it's not a federal crime to induce somebody to watch people fighting." Steven King Iowa

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