Together, we can end the barbaric practice of animal fighting

Pitting animals against each other in a fight to the death for spectators often goes hand-in-hand with a wide range of criminal activity such as drug trafficking, illegal gambling and organized crime.

Roosters breed for cockfighting are in a backyard of a home

Thousands of roosters suffer in fighting pits; with razor-sharp gaffs tied to their legs, roosters suffer punctured lungs, broken bones and pierced eyes while fighting for their lives.

Alex Gallardo / For The HSUS
Written on their bodies

Typical dogfighting injuries include severe bruising, deep puncture wounds and broken bones—the dogs often die of blood loss, dehydration, exhaustion or infection.

The fighting facts
dog fighting
1-2
HOURS

Is the length of an average dog fight, ending when one of the dogs cannot continue.

cockfighting rooster restrained with rope
42
STATES

Provide felony penalties for cockfighting, but some parts of the country still need to strengthen their laws.

dog fighting dog with injuries to the face
29
STATES

Have laws to address the possession and sale of animal fighting paraphernalia.

Scared yellow dog left out in the rain and mud

For every animal saved, countless others are still suffering. By stepping up for them, you can create a future where animals no longer have to suffer in puppy mills, factory farms, testing labs or other heartbreaking situations. Start saving lives today!

Kathy Milani / The HSUS