Feb 13, 1906 Dogfighting illegal in Rockford

Twenty two years before this article was printed in the Rockford Republic, another Rockford paper, the Rockford Daily Gazette, printed an epic poem about the majesty of pit bulldogs and dogfighting.

Rockford - Whoever shall keep or use, or in any way be connected with or interested in the management of, or shall receive money for the admission of any person to any place kept or used for the purpose of fighting or baiting any bull, bear, dog, cock or other creature, and every person who shall engage, encourage, aid or assist therein, or who shall permit or suffer any place to be so kept or used, and every person who shall visit such place to be so kept or used, or who shall be found therein, shall be fined not less than $3 nor more than $200.

Rockford Republic (Rockford, IL) February 13, 1906, pg 1

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