Together, we can end the barbaric pastime of animal fighting.

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.

dog fighting dog with injuries to the face

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

Michelle Riley / The HSUS
Indiscriminate cruelty

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. 

The fighting facts

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.

Hogs huddled together

Is the approximate era that the still-legal "family pastime" of hog-dog fights have endured in the rural South.

Sad dog outside in the 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