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Animal Fighting Bill Introduced in U.S. Senate—Take Action!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 3:45pm

We are thrilled to share with you that on Monday, Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Mark Kirk (R-IL), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), David Vitter (R-LA) introduced the Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act in the U.S. Senate. 

This legislation, which is also being considered in the House, would make it a federal offense to attend an organized animal fight and impose additional penalties for bringing a child to a fight. 

The Senate passed identical legislation during the last session of Congress, so we have high hopes that it will do so again—but we need your help! The bill didn’t become law last year because it stalled in the House, even with over half the House supporting it. We need to remind all Members of Congress that protecting animals from barbaric fighting ventures is important to their constituents.

Ask your two U.S. senators to support and cosponsor this important anti-fighting legislation! Please visit the ASPCA Advocacy Center to send a quick email to your senators—as well as to your representative in the U.S. House—urging them to make this the year that we finally close a major loophole in our federal animal cruelty law. 

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Tonnja Berry

please do what you can to protect dogs from this horrible event. Make punishments fr participating high.

Dawn O'Neill

People who attend dog fighting should have serious consequences, not only the people running the fight. If there are no serious consequences, why would they stop going. If the people don't come there is no profit. If there is no profit, there is no reason to have dog fights. Thank you.