Tougher penalties are being proposed for people involved in dog fighting in Mississippi.

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — Tougher penalties are being proposed for people involved in dog fighting in Mississippi.

Democratic state Sen. Bob Dearing of Natchez says he is already receiving bipartisan support for a bill he will sponsor in 2018.

The Natchez Democrat reports that Dearing explained his proposal during a public hearing Monday, weeks after local authorities broke up a dog fighting operation.

Dearing’s bill would punish the fight organizers with a fine of $1,000 per dog and a one-year prison sentence per dog up, for to 25 years.

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12/26/17