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.
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.
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.
May 17, 2010
The HSUS applauds Minnesota for enacting bills to protect animals in domestic disputes and to criminalize drugs and implements used in animal fighting.
February 8, 2010
Mark Lockhart has turned his life around, thanks in part to The HSUS' End Dogfighting in Atlanta program.
December 16, 2009
The HSUS celebrates the top 12 state legislative achievements in animal protection in 2009.
November 10, 2009
The HSUS holds free and accessible weekly pit bull training classes, which provide inspiring alternatives to dogfighting that showcase pit bulls as friends, not fighters.