From spotting the problem to sheltering the victims of animal fighting, find out how you can help put an end to animal fighting in your community.
Resources and Articles
From the Magazine
Passing legislation to increase the penalties for animal fighting.
Off the Chain, a new documentary, gives a powerful glimpse into the underground world of pit bull fighting.
Recognizing that pit bulls are the breed most frequently targeted by fighters, Chicago's Anti-Cruelty Society offers free sterilization of pits and pit mixes.
In conjunction with the Anti-Cruelty Society of Chicago, director Erik Friedl and writer John Caruso have produced an excellent video examining the problem of dogfighting???both the inhumanity of the practice and the negative effects it can have on communities.
An interview with Captain Ken Beauregard of the San Diego Humane Society & SPCA, which last year conducted the largest cockfighting bust in U.S. history.
Policies & Programs
The HSUS' Dogfighting Rescue Coalition is dedicated to giving every dog rescued from dogfighting busts a chance at a new life. They depend on shelters and rescue groups who are willing to partner with them and take these dogs into their programs and find proper placements for them.