July 10, 2013
A Pittsburgh judge handed down a stiff sentence to convicted dogfighter Darryl Bryant, after The Humane Society of the United States assisted authorities with the investigation, seizure and care of the dogs, and provided expert testimony in the criminal trial.
June 17, 2013
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives voted 199-0 to outlaw the possession of animal fighting paraphernalia.
May 16, 2013
The U.S. House Committee on Agriculture, in taking up the Farm Bill yesterday, approved an amendment to crackdown on spectators at animal fighting ventures, but also approved a destructive, constitutionally questionable amendment to strip states of their right to protect farm animals and other animals from exploitation and abuse.
May 9, 2013
A joint effort between San Antonio Animal Care Services, The Humane Society of the United States, the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office and several other law enforcement agencies resulted in the seizure of more than two dozen dogs from a suspected dogfighting operation.
April 26, 2013
– The Florida Senate voted unanimously to strengthen the state’s animal cruelty law, including its animal fighting provisions. Endorsed by The Humane Society of the United States, the bill sends a clear message to animal abusers that they will face vigorous prosecution for animal fighting.
April 11, 2013
A bipartisan group of Senators has introduced a bill that would outlaw spectators’ willful attendance at organized animal fights and impose additional penalties for bringing a minor to an animal fight. U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Mark Kirk, R-Ill., Maria Cantwell, D-Wa., and David Vitter R-La., have introduced S. 666, the Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act.
April 10, 2013
Florida residents converged on the state capitol Wednesday to lobby for better animal welfare laws. Humane Lobby Day is sponsored by The Humane Society of the United States, GREY2K USA and the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®).
April 5, 2013
The Humane Society of the United States honored Delaware County Deputy Prosecutor Joe E. Orick, of Muncie, Ind., with the Prosecutor Recognition Award, for successfully prosecuting Rahsaan A. Johnson for dogfighting-related charges.
April 4, 2013
The Humane Society of the United States assisted the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office, Placer County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in a large-scale dogfighting investigation and raid involving four properties and resulting in the arrest of four suspected dogfighters and the seizure of 18 dogs.
March 31, 2013
The Humane Society of the United States assisted the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office, Benton County Sheriff’s Office and Mississippi Bureau of Investigations in the investigation and raid on an active dogfight in Mississippi.