Dog Fighting?

28 01 2009

In organized dog fighting, two dogs, usually pit bulls, fight until one or both can’t continue. The dogs suffer serious injuries or death in the match. Often, the owner of the losing dog will shoot or abandon the injured dog to die slowly from injuries.

Organized dogfighting is illegal everywhere in the United States and is a felony in 48 states. (See how your state rates on dogfighting laws.) Despite this, it remains widespread, especially in the form of “street fighting,” in part because of the glamorization of the cruel practice in pop culture venues like music videos.

Get the facts about dogfigting, look into the bloody underworld of dogfighters, and get the scoop on dogfighting cases with which The HSUS has assisted.

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