The barbaric pastime of pitting animals against each other in a fight to the death for spectators often goes hand-in-hand with gambling, drug dealing and illegal gun sales.
Dogs aren't the only animals who suffer in fighting rings; this inhumane "entertainment" also affects roosters used for cockfighting and hogs pitted against dogs in hog-dog fighting events.
Is the length of an average dog fight, ending when one of the dogs cannot continue.
Consider cockfighting a felony, but some parts of the country still need to strengthen their laws.
Is the approximate era that the still-legal "family pastime" of hog-dog fights have endured in the rural South.
The PACT Act will make it a federal crime to commit malicious cruelty to an animal, complementing similar laws in all 50 states.