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Three Ways You Can Help End Dog Fighting!

Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 1:00pm

Dog fighting stinks. Forced into lives of abuse and neglect, dogs used for fighting often spend their entire lives tethered to short, heavy chains. They receive little socialization and can go for days without food or clean water. And if that weren’t bad enough, when they are old enough to fight, many die of blood loss, shock and exhaustion. Others are simply killed for failing to win.

From the very beginning, these dogs are fighting for their lives—and they are counting on you for help. Here are three ways you can take action to end this cruel sport.

Make the Call
If you suspect dog fighting in your neighborhood, please contact the police or your local animal control officer. This simple act could mean the difference between life and death for dogs in danger.

Fight for Stronger Laws
A great way to help is to take action on dog fighting legislation in your state. Sign up to become a member of the ASPCA Advocacy Team!

Wear It Proud
Wear one of our "No one wins in a dog fight" message tees and help spread the word that dog fighting needs to end. 


 

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Lisa

Dog fighting is not entertaining its heatbreaking and should be stopped!!!

Darren McQ

Meaning less activity

Joe

any one who do dogs fighting need to be put in jail forever and never come out again I love all kind of animals Micheal Vick need to be in dogs place and make him know how dogs feel like in pain dogs get hurt and be in pain i dont like what Micheal Vick do to the dogs ok

Lara

It's sick to enjoy watching an animal suffer. This has to end! These poor dogs dont have a voice - its up to us to stand up for them!

Ruthann

Make it a mandantory 1 year in prison without parole and a felony if caught fighting or participating in dog fighting.

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LINDA JONAS

THOSE WHO BRING THESE DOGS TO FIGHT SHOULD BE THROWN IN JAIL AND THOSE THAT ATTEND DOG FIGHTS SHOULD BE PENALIZED TOO. THESE DOGS WERE BORN TO LOVE NOT FIGHT. ITS THESE HUMAN DOG FIGHTERS WHO SHOULD BE CHAINED UP AND LOCKED UP AND NOT FED ANY FOOD OR WATER AND SEE HOW THEY LIKE IT.

yari

Just noticed Michael Vick wants to get a dog for his kids, but I totally disagree. I am sure if the kids want a dog that bad they can get it after 18 years of age. He should not be near any place with animals. He needs to pay for what he did and be a lesson to the rest of the community, just because they can't talk, doesn't mean they can be abused.

ann phelan

Some prisons have excellent rehab programs where inmmates train dogs to be companion dogs. Why not bring dogs that were trained to fight to be brought to prisons so inmmates could participate in socialization programs. Win Win

Dinah Meincke Garvin

I would like to tether their behinds to a chain, left out in the heat, rain, cold and exposed or in a box. Throw food to them that is rotten, nasty water with algea and whatever else grows in it. For, Well, let's say six months, and see how they like those condiditon or apples as we REAL AMERICANS call it, REAL AMERICANS DON'T ABUSE WHAT GOD CREATED!!!!!! THEY BELONG WITH SATAN IN HELL.

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