It may take days, weeks or even longer to sort out the avalanche of bills enacted in the Michigan Legislature’s lame-duck session, as majority Republicans put their stamp on policies dealing with topics as diverse as property taxes, medical marijuana and cockfighting.
Bills that strengthen penalties for organized animal fighting have been signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder.
The goal is to stem the rise of animal fighting rings and dog fighting, particularly in the Detroit area.
A Detroit rap artist who shot a video that showed off his alleged dog fighting operation is now facing criminal charges.
The Senate unanimously passed bipartisan legislation designed to curb dog fighting by increasing criminal penalties.