USA, Save Dogs from Torture: Urge Justice Department to Pursue More Dog Fighting Cases!

When it comes to stamping out dog fighting, the ASPCA has a great ally in the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Over the years, we’ve teamed with federal law enforcement and prosecutors to bust dog fighting rings and put away the criminals responsible for so much pain and suffering.

The following agencies and offices under DOJ all play a role in cracking down on animal fighting syndicates:

  • Offices of the United States Attorneys
  • United States Marshals Service (USMS)
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)
  • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

In 2014, the DOJ prosecuted 10 federal dog fighting cases and secured the longest sentence (8 years) ever received in a federal dog fighting case.

This is a great start, and we’d like to see even more federal dog fighting prosecutions in 2015.

While we’ve made significant strides, dog fighting continues in communities across the country with thousands of dogs suffering every year. Let the DOJ know that you support prosecution of this horrific form of cruelty.

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