808 So.2d 971
The Prentiss County Circuit Court, Mississippi, charged defendant with the crime of dog fights and related violations of Miss. Code Ann. § 97-41-19 (1972) and ordered that 18 of the 32 pit bulldogs seized be euthanized. Defendant appealed.
The circuit court's broader interpretation of the statute, that a dog seized pursuant to the statute may be humanely euthanized by reason of the physical condition of the dog, was correct as that interpretation was in keeping with the obvious legislative intent in enacting the criminal dogfight statute.
The judgment was affirmed.