Friday, February 12, 2010

Animal Lovers Meet at the Capitol

Rep. John Mizuno, Inga Gibson of the Humane Society of the United States, Rep. Tom Brower, Rep. Gene Ward, Arianne Cameros from Rep. Mizuno's office.

Rep. John Mizuno was honored today with a "Humane State Legislator" Award by the Humane Society of the United States for supporting animal-friendly legislation in Hawaii.

Mizuno took the opportunity to highlight HB730 which was stalled in conference committee last year. The bill strengthens Hawaii's dog-fighting laws by making it a crime to knowingly pay to attend or wager on a dog fighting event, or to use devices to train a dog for fighting purposes. Mizuno hopes the bill will be revived this year.

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