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Supporters of tougher animal abuse laws rally in Frankfort.

FRANKFORT, KY. (WKYT) - One of the more prominent bills some legislators are pushing would prohibit dog fighting or at least amend the current animal cruelty laws to include the owning, breeding or selling of dogs for dog fighting.

The rotunda was full of people and their four legged friends.

Romeo was there. He's the Pulaski County dog that inspired Romeo's Law, which increased some pet abuse misdemeanors to felony offenses.

There was Zeke, who suffered abuse and a blood clot in his spine that now has him on wheels and his back legs useless.

Lawmakers say Kentucky needs tougher abuse laws because of a link between people abuse and animal abuse.


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