If you want to engage in dog fighting, right now Massachusetts is a good place to do it. It ranks among the lowest in the country in meaningful penalties for conviction of that misdemeanor.
But there's a bill on Gov. Patrick's desk that could change that. H.B. 1527 would upgrade the crime to felony status. Two professors at the Massachusetts School of Law offered this guest column in yesterday's Daily News Tribune on why the Governor should sign the measure.