April 15, 2016
The U.S. Sentencing Commission announced new guidelines to significantly increase the penalties for both dogfighting and cockfighting, bringing the penalties more in line with the 2014 Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act.
March 31, 2016
West Virginia Gov. Ed Tomblin signed a bill significantly increasing fines for participating in or attending an animal fight and enacting felony-level penalties for repeat offenders. HB 4201 also prohibits gambling on an animal fight, bringing a minor to an animal fight and possessing or training an animal for fighting.
February 17, 2016
Authorities seized dogs and dogfighting paraphernalia from the property of a previously convicted dogfighter in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
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.
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.
June 23, 2015
Get updates on Donnie, Homer and Addy, three of 367 dogs rescued in 2013 from a massive multi-state dogfighting operation.
April 21, 2015
By overwhelming majorities, the Tennessee General Assembly has sent legislation to Gov. Bill Haslam that significantly strengthens penalties for attending an animal fight or bringing a child to an animal fight.
April 17, 2015
Not the Paradise It Seems: The HSUS and Puerto Rico Launch Monumental Partnership to Overhaul Animal Welfare on the Island
Working with the government of Puerto Rico, The HSUS is launching a broad initiative to crack down on puppy mills, support enforcement of animal cruelty laws, promote a culture of loving pet ownership and bring humane education to schools.
February 9, 2015
You can help pass laws that protect animals in your state. Humane Lobby Day is easy, fun and guaranteed to make you feel like a powerful animal activist. We'll help you find the Humane Lobby Day in your state.
January 21, 2015
The United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama concluded restitution hearings on Friday for individuals who pleaded guilty to dog fighting in the second largest dog fighting raid in U.S. history in August 2013.