Together, we can end the cruel blood sport of animal fighting.

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.

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
dog fighting

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

cockfighting rooster restrained with rope

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.

neglected dog

The PACT Act will make it a federal crime to commit malicious cruelty to an animal, complementing similar laws in all 50 states.

Kathy Milani / The HSUS