“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.
News & Events
August 24, 2015
State and local agencies broke up an organized dogfight in Chester County, South Carolina, resulting in the arrest of three alleged dogfighters and the seizure of four dogs and suspected dogfighting paraphernalia.
August 11, 2015
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed into law a new measure to crack down on dog fighting by adding the illegal activity to the state’s anti-racketeering statute.
June 30, 2015
The Pennsylvania Senate unanimously voted to close the remaining loophole in the state’s laws on animal fighting by passing HB 164, which outlaws possession of animal fighting paraphernalia.
June 25, 2015
An investigation into a suspected dogfighting operation in Jefferson County, West Virginia, led to the rescue of 21 dogs and the seizure of dogfighting paraphernalia.