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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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  • September 25, 2015

    Georgia Dogfighters Sentenced to Jail Time

    A United States District Court Judge in Georgia handed down stiff sentences this week to two convicted dogfighters who were arrested in connection with the second-largest dogfighting raid in U.S. history.

  • August 24, 2015

    Authorities Raid South Carolina Dogfight in Progress

    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 Strengthens Dog Fighting Law

    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

    Pennsylvania Senate Outlaws Animal Fighting Paraphernalia

    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.

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