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Stricter law put in place against animal cruelty in Nevada

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Stricter law put in place against animal cruelty in Nevada

By Krista Hostetler. CREATED Oct 10, 2013

Clark County, NV (KTNV) -- State and local authorities are issuing a warning for anyone involved in illegal animal fighting in Nevada.

"I want the message to get out, if you are involved in animal cruelty, you're going to be prosecuted," said Steve Wolfson, Clark County district attorney.

Wolfson was joined by the state attorney general and State Senator Mark Manendo to talk about a new cockfighting law that just went into effect.

They were out at the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department on Thursday to talk about the law.

It includes dog fighting, and makes both dog fighting and cockfighting a first offense felony crime.

Nevada is now the 37th state to make cockfighting a felony.

Krista Hostetler

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Krista Hostetler is currently the Senior Web Editor for ktnv.com and KTNV Mobile.