October 4, 2011
Authorities seized 71 roosters from suspected cockfighters at a remote New York property, along with weapons and drugs. See the video.
September 30, 2011
Animal fighting experts from The HSUS's Animal Rescue Team deployed to help the New York State Police raid an alleged cockfighting operation at a remote rural property.
September 13, 2011
Tougher Animal Fighting Law Takes Effect as The HSUS Conducts Training at N.Y. State Sheriffs’ Association Conference
In New York, anyone who knowingly attends a dogfight or cockfight will now be charged with a misdemeanor crime punishable by up to three months in prison and a $500 fine. A second offense will carry up to a year in prison and a $1,000 fine.
September 7, 2011
The HSUS and Michigan Humane Society Applaud Michigan Senate for Unanimous Passage of Three Strong Animal Fighting Laws
The Humane Society of the United States and the Michigan Humane Society praised the Michigan Senate for unanimously passing a package of bills that provide a range of solutions for communities plagued by illegal animal fighting.
September 1, 2011
In Texas, it is now illegal for individuals to attend cockfights, possess birds with the intent to fight, and sell and possess the razor sharp weapons that are designed to increase the bloodletting in cockfights.
August 8, 2011
A brief from The HSUS demonstrates that the people, birds and equipment involved in cockfighting routinely cross state lines and cockfighting has a substantial impact on interstate commerce.
July 26, 2011
The HSUS praises Gov. Jerry Brown for signing two significant animal protection reforms into law today. The new laws will upgrade California’s weak animal fighting laws, prohibit roadside sales of animals and increase criminal penalties for animal neglect.
July 19, 2011
Michael Vick joins The Humane Society of the United States in support of federal legislation to crack down on animal fighting spectators
July 12, 2011
The HSUS and Humane Society Legislative Fund applaud U.S. Reps. Tom Marino, R-Pa., and Betty Sutton, D-Ohio, for introducing bipartisan federal legislation, H.R. 2492, that would prohibit knowing attendance at organized animal fights and impose additional penalties for causing a minor to attend such events.
June 21, 2011
The HSUS commends the New York Legislature for passing a bill to strengthen the current state laws against animal fighting.