Say No To DogFighting

Dog fighting is an intensely sadistic and cruel activity where dogs, most often pitbull type dogs, are forced to fight each other for the entertainment and profit of spectators.  These dogs do not have a life, they simply exist without ever experiencing happiness, joy, safety, or a moment without pain and suffering. 
 
 
Fights typically last 1 to 2 hours or until one dog is unable to go on or dies.  The dogs often die of blood loss, shock, dehydration, exhaustion, or infection hours or sometimes days after the fight.  Further torture and cruelly are often inflicted on the 'losers' of these fights until they too lose their life. Other animals are often sacrificed as well. Some owners train their dogs for fights using smaller animals such as cats, rabbits, or small dogs. These 'bait' animals are often stolen pets or animals obtained through 'free to good home' advertisements.
 
 
Dog fighting is s a premeditated act of cruelty that must be punished at the highest level of the law.
 
While the act is illegal in the USA and Canada, criminals are not deterred and they simply take their 'sport' underground.  Dog fighting exists at all levels of society in all communities; it does not know gender, race, nationality, financial or social standing.
 
 
Aside from the disturbing and unconscionable animal cruelty, law enforcement raids continually unearth many other disturbing facets of this illegal ‘sport’.  Young children are sometimes present at the events, promoting insensitivity to animal suffering, enthusiasm for violence, and a lack of respect for the law.  Illegal gambling is the norm at dogfights with dog owners and spectators wagering thousands of dollars. Firearms and other weapons are also common.  And dog fighting has been connected to other kinds of violence including homicide.  The kind of people who can inflict this type of cruelty are exactly the same who are more than capable and willing do inflict the same cruelty on a person. 
 
Dog fighting is everyone's problem! 
 
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Please don't make me fight...

Pitbull type dogs are no different than other dogs.  They love, they cuddle, they are innocent and trusting.
They feel deep love, they feel deep loneliness and yes they are capable of feeling pain.

Please don't allow them to suffer.
Report Dog Fighitng and all signs of animal cruelty.

The ASPCA website contains valuable information on the problem and what you can do to support the movement to end dog fighting.  They have also produced a short video called Life on a Chain:  The ASPCA Working to End Dog Fighitng  and while this video contains graphic images and is not easy to watch it is incredibly important in understanding the depth of the cruelty these poor dogs face and the gravity of the problem.
 
Take action to stop Dog Fighting
These dogs only have you to help them.  Please raise your voice to save them. 
 
 
If you witness Dog Fighting or any signs of cruelty or neglect as it is happening contact 911 immediately. 
 
If you have information about illegal animal fighting in your area, you can call Humane Society of the United States animal fighting tip line at 877-TIP-HSUS877-TIP-HSUS FREE.  Your information will be kept confidential.
 
The HSUS also offers a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved in dogfighting or cockfighting.
 
In Canada contact your local SPCA.
 
In all other areas of the world contact your local animal shelter or rescue group.
 
 
The Human Society provides free of charge anti-dog fighting and anti-animal cruelty campaign posters for you to use in canvasing your community and spreading awareness.
 
To order posters, email crueltyresponse@humanesociety.org