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The HSUS v. Amazon.com, Inc., et al. (Animal fighting materials)


Federal and state laws prohibit the sale and shipment of animal fighting magazines and videos, but Amazon.com sells subscriptions to two cockfighting magazines that are little more than catalogs of advertisements for fighting animals and weapons that are illegal to sell. Until the day The HSUS filed suit, Amazon also sold two dog fighting videos in which 18 dogs were actually maimed and killed. The HSUS will argue that Amazon's sale of these illegal materials is an unlawful trade practice under District of Columbia law.


 

Court or Agency: U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Plaintiff(s): The Humane Society of the United States
Defendant: Amazon.com, Inc., John Doe d/b/a Underground Pitbull Breeders Association, John Doe d/b/a StreetHeatDVD.com, Marburger Publishing Co., Inc. d/b/a The Gamecock, Dowd Publishers d/b/a The Feathered Warrior, Magazine Express Inc.
HSUS Counsel: Ethan Eddy, Jonathan Lovvorn
Outside Counsel: Ross, Dixon & Bell
Status: In Briefing