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.
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 to the death.
Typical dogfighting injuries include severe bruising, deep puncture wounds and broken bones—the dogs often die of blood loss, dehydration, exhaustion or infection.
Is the length of an average dog fight, ending when one of the dogs cannot continue.
Provide felony penalties for cockfighting, but some parts of the country still need to strengthen their laws.
Have laws to address the possession and sale of animal fighting paraphernalia.
We helped rescue 275 dogs from a suspected dogfighting operation in South Carolina. Your support is needed now more than ever to give these dogs and other animals the life they deserve.