February 24, 2016
With a vote of 85-7, the Ohio House of Representatives has passed H.B. 215, a bill to upgrade the state’s law on cockfighting and enacting felony level penalties to participate in the blood sport, which involves two roosters fighting each other to the death while people place bets.
February 4, 2014
The U.S. Senate gave final approval to the Farm Bill today, and the bill now on its way to President Obama includes two major victories for animal welfare.
January 27, 2014
The Farm Bill conference report released today by the House-Senate conference committee includes two major wins on animal welfare issues, and was applauded by The HSUS and the Humane Society Legislative Fund.
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.
January 22, 2013
Statement from State Director for Tennessee, Leighann McCollum, regarding the raid of a large cockfighting operation in Hawkins County
December 4, 2012
The HSUS applauded the U.S. Senate for approving S. 1947, the Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act, by a voice vote. The bipartisan legislation closes loopholes in the federal animal fighting law related to attendance at dogfights and cockfights.
November 27, 2012
The HSUS and Michigan Humane Society Applaud Michigan House of Representatives for Passage of Three Strong Animal Fighting Laws
The Humane Society of the United States and the Michigan Humane Society praised the Michigan House of Representatives for passing a package of bills that provide a range of solutions for communities plagued by illegal animal fighting.
July 12, 2012
The HSUS and the Humane Society Legislative Fund applaud Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., and other members of the House Agriculture Committee who voted in favor of his amendment to the Farm Bill last night to bar attending or bringing a child to a dogfight or cockfight.
February 7, 2011
The HSUS hails the decision by the federal Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit rejecting an appeal brought by three defendants convicted of participating in interstate cockfighting ring in South Carolina.