Many countries are still battling organized, large-scale dogfighting operations as well as small backyard dogfighting. HSI is working to stop these practices through better policy and enforcement.
"Man’s best friend" may fight to the death in dogfights, often with tens of thousands of dollars at stake. Dogfighters sometimes kill the losing dogs, and even winners may die from their wounds. Police often discover drugs, guns, and even murder in connection with dogfights.
Together, we can save dogs from this abuse.
December 11, 2015
The National Animal Health Department (SENASA) responded to nearly 3,924 complaints about animal welfare issues, including animal hoarding, puppy mills and dogfighting in Costa Rica’s metropolitan region in 2015, according to a report released today by the department. HSI/Latin America, through its partnership with SENASA, has been involved in addressing these complaints.
November 16, 2015
Humane Society International, a leading animal welfare organization, signed an agreement with Aguascalientes Municipality in Mexico to set up an anti-animal abuse program. The agreement includes the hiring of a full-time animal protection consultant, training and the donation of animal handling equipment.
November 16, 2015
Humane Society International y el Municipio de Aguascalientes firman acuerdo para combatir la crueldad animal
HSI firmó un acuerdo con el Municipio de Aguascalientes, México, para establecer una plataforma contra la crueldad animal. El acuerdo incluye la contratación de un consultor de tiempo completo experto en protección animal, así como entrenamiento y donación de equipo para el manejo de los animales.
November 10, 2015
HSI applauded the Mexican Senate for conducting a forum to discuss ways to contribute to the enactment of comprehensive animal welfare legislation at the federal level.