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 17, 2012
See images highlighting the Animal Rescue Team's recent work.
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 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.
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.
March 30, 2012
Call The HSUS's animal fighting tip line, 877-TIP-HSUS, if you suspect an animal fight in progress or an animal fighting operation.
March 21, 2012
A new statewide survey of Ohio voters reveals overwhelming support for bills to restrict the private ownership of dangerous exotic pets, regulate large-scale commercial dog breeders and make cockfighting a felony.
December 29, 2011
In 2011, The HSUS worked with law enforcement and local agencies to rescue 5,177 animals from neglect and cruelty situations, inhumane puppy mill breeding operations, and animal fighting rings.
December 6, 2011
The HSUS and Humane Society Legislative Fund applaud four U.S. Senators for today introducing the bipartisan Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act of 2011, which would prohibit knowing attendance at organized animal fights and impose additional penalties for causing a minor to attend such events.
October 8, 2011
Championed by The Humane Society of the United States and other advocacy organizations, backed by Californians, and supported by overwhelmingly bi-partisan votes in the Legislature, the seven bills signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown this session add to California’s track record as a front-runner in initiating path-breaking animal protection legislation.
September 13, 2011
Tougher Animal Fighting Law Takes Effect as The HSUS Conducts Training at N.Y. State Sheriffs’ Association Conference
In New York, anyone who knowingly attends a dogfight or cockfight will now be charged with a misdemeanor crime punishable by up to three months in prison and a $500 fine. A second offense will carry up to a year in prison and a $1,000 fine.
September 7, 2011
The HSUS and Michigan Humane Society Applaud Michigan Senate for Unanimous Passage of Three Strong Animal Fighting Laws
The Humane Society of the United States and the Michigan Humane Society praised the Michigan Senate for unanimously passing a package of bills that provide a range of solutions for communities plagued by illegal animal fighting.
July 19, 2011
Michael Vick joins The Humane Society of the United States in support of federal legislation to crack down on animal fighting spectators
July 12, 2011
The HSUS and Humane Society Legislative Fund applaud U.S. Reps. Tom Marino, R-Pa., and Betty Sutton, D-Ohio, for introducing bipartisan federal legislation, H.R. 2492, that would prohibit knowing attendance at organized animal fights and impose additional penalties for causing a minor to attend such events.
June 21, 2011
The HSUS commends the New York Legislature for passing a bill to strengthen the current state laws against animal fighting.
June 17, 2011
The HSUS applauds Texas lawmakers and Gov. Rick Perry for enacting several important measures to strengthen Texas’s protections for animals.
June 1, 2011
The HSUS commends the New York state Senate for passing S. 3237, a bill that will close loopholes in the current animal fighting law.
May 10, 2011
Citizens from across Ohio participating in Humane Lobby Day 2011 will meet with lawmakers to urge them to pass legislation ranging from cracking down on puppy mills and illegal cockfighting, to increasing the penalties for animal abuse and including animals in domestic violence and restraining orders.