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Dog fighting must be stopped

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They’re our best friends, defenseless and loving, and willing to do anything we ask of them.
We have to make sure they’re protected.

Last week’s arrest of three area men for dog fighting shows the problem of animal cruelty exists here in Lincoln Parish.

Louisiana law defines animal cruelty as any act that causes or permits “unjustifiable physical pain, suffering or death’’ to an animal. The cruelty statute provides stiff penalties: a fine of not less than $5,000 nor more than $25,000, or imprisonment for not less than one year nor more than 10 — or both.

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