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“Man’s best friend” may fight to the death in dogfights, often with tens of thousands of dollars at stake. Dogfighters sometimes kill the losing dogs, and even winning dogs may die from their wounds. Police often discover drugs, guns, and even murder in connection with dogfights.



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The HSUS

Federal Law Cracks Down Further on Animal Fighting

The newly enacted Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act, included in the final 2014 Farm Bill, makes it a federal felony to knowingly bring a minor under the age of 16 to a dogfight or cockfight. It also creates a federal misdemeanor to knowingly attend a fight as a spectator.

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