Yes, he really did ask that. And in the end, it was Rep. Krayton Kerns (R-Laurel), a veterinarian and climate change denier, who moved to table the bill in executive action. ”This is the first step down a very slippery slope,” he maintained; “if you just try to argue uh, uh, the grey area of animals used for fighting or animals suffering, uh, let’s say in a rodeo event, uh, we’re there. Uh, we’re there. So I think this is a dangerous direction we don’t want to go and I make a substitute motion to table the bill.” In a 10-7 vote, with all six Democrats on the Ag Committee joined by one Republican opposing the motion, spectating at criminal dogfights remains legal in Montana.
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