January 23, 2013
The Humane Society of the United States applauds U.S. Reps. Tom Marino, R-Pa., James McGovern, D-Mass., John Campbell, R-Calif., and Jim Moran, D-Va., for introducing H.R. 366, the Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act, a bill that would outlaw spectators’ willful attendance at organized animal fights and impose additional penalties for bringing a minor.
January 22, 2013
Statement from State Director for Tennessee, Leighann McCollum, regarding the raid of a large cockfighting operation in Hawkins County
January 15, 2013
The Humane Society of the United States, the nation’s largest animal protection organization, has released its fourth annual “Humane State Ranking” report, a comprehensive analysis of animal protection laws in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. The HSUS graded states on the strength of a wide range of animal protection laws, including public policies dealing with animal cruelty and fighting, pets, wildlife, equines, animals in research, and farm animals.
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 28, 2012
HSI and His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama Call for Kindness to Animals, Marking the Launch of New Affiliate Organization in India
Humane Society International announced the official launch of its office in India at an event in Mumbai featuring His Holiness the Dalai Lama, who spoke movingly about compassion for animals and the responsibility that all of us have to act with intentionality in protecting them from human-caused cruelty.
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.
October 17, 2012
Animal welfare groups are encouraging the enforcement of a significant animal protection bill that has officially become law in New York State. The bill, S.6774a/ A.9552a, prohibits the possession, use and trafficking of animal fighting paraphernalia with the intention to violate New York’s animal fighting laws.
October 8, 2012
The HSUS Commends U.S. Supreme Court for Denying Cockfighters’ Petition to Review Constitutionality of Animal Fighting Law
The Humane Society of the United States lauded the U.S. Supreme Court for refusing to hear a challenge by cockfighters to critically important animal fighting provisions of the federal Animal Welfare Act.
August 29, 2012
The HSUS welcomes the decision by the city and county of Honolulu to terminate the city’s rooster control contract with self-professed cockfighters who have held the contract at an annual $60,000 cost to taxpayers.
August 17, 2012
See images highlighting the Animal Rescue Team's recent work.
August 8, 2012
The HSUS’ Animal Rescue Team helped the Pennsylvania State Police and Washington County County Animal Response Team in a raid on a suspected cockfighting operation in Daisytown, Pa. Authorities seized 92 game fowl.
July 19, 2012
The Humane Society of the United States and New York State Humane Association Applaud Gov. Cuomo for Signing Animal Protection Bill
The HSUS and the New York Humane Association applaud Gov. Andrew Cuomo for signing legislation to strengthen current state laws to combat 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.
June 18, 2012
The HSUS applauds the United States Attorney’s office for taking swift legal action against Virginia resident David Tracy Davis on various animal abuse-related offenses.
June 14, 2012
The HSUS, on behalf of its more than 800,000 supporters in New York, and the New York State Humane Association commend the New York Legislature for passing S.6774a/ A.9552a to strengthen current state laws to combat animal fighting.
June 13, 2012
El Equipo de Rescate de Animales de la HSUS ayudó al Control de Animales del Condado de Tulare con una investigación y redada de una presunta operación de peleas de gallos en Visalia, CA, dando como resultado la detención de dos sospechosos y la incautación de 388 aves.
June 12, 2012
The HSUS’ Animal Rescue Team assisted the Tulare County Animal Control in a cockfighting investigation and raid in Visalia, Ca., resulting in the arrest of two suspected cockfighters and the seizure of 388 birds.
May 19, 2012
The Humane Society of the United States’ Animal Rescue Team assisted the Robeson County Sherriff’s Department in a cockfighting investigation and raid in Robeson County, resulting in more than a dozen arrests of suspected cockfighters and the seizure of more than 10 birds.
April 20, 2012
The Humane Society of the United States Commends Court of Appeals Decision Upholding Federal Animal Fighting Ban
The Humane Society of the United States hails a decision today by the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit upholding critically important animal fighting provisions of the federal Animal Welfare Act.
April 19, 2012
John Goodwin, director of animal cruelty policy for The Humane Society of the United States issued this statement about the three deaths at a South Texas cockfight.