Iowa Congressman supports rights of dog fighters and public dog fights, again
Iowa state Representative Steve King has come out in support of the rights of dog fighters to engage in public dog fighting events, again.
“When the legislation that passed in the farm bill” said King during a televised town hall meeting “that says that it’s a federal crime to watch animals fight or to induce someone else to watch an animal fight but it’s not a federal crime to induce somebody to watch people fighting, there’s something wrong with the priorities of people that think like that.”
The statements from King were made after he complained about an amendment to the farm bill that would seek to criminalize those who attended dog fights, and would impose secondary charges on those who brought children and minors to such events.”
Humans choose to engage in sanctioned fighting events, animals do not. Unfortunately, King, a longtime advocate for legalizing dogfighting, cockfighting, and other forms of animal torture, doesn’t quite grasp the fundamental differences between the two.