Thank you for contacting me to express your support for H.R. 366, the Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act of 2013. I appreciate hearing from you.
As you know, H. R. 366 would amend the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) to prohibit any person from knowingly attending an animal fighting venture or assisting a minor to attend such an event. The bill would also increase criminal penalties for individuals who violate these changes in the AWA.
On January 23, 2013, H.R. 366 was referred to the Committee on Agriculture and the Committee on the Judiciary. I will be sure to keep your views in mind should I have the opportunity to vote on this legislation in the future.
Please continue to contact me on issues of concern.
Thomas E. Petri
Member of Congress
Thomas Evert Petri is the U.S. Representative for Wisconsin's 6th congressional district, serving since 1979. He is a member of the Republican Party. The district includes most of the east-central part of the state.