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.
March 27, 2014
Fine Imposed for the First Time in Criminal Case Against Individual Charged with Organizing Dog Fights
HSI applauded the first-ever sanction in Costa Rica of a man charged with acts against animal welfare, specifically for dog fighting.
August 29, 2013
Costa Rica’s Animal Health Service, and Costa Rican law enforcement authorities, with support from HSI/Latin America and American Stafford Costa Rica, confiscated fourteen dogs during a raid of a dogfighting facility apparently used for breeding.
May 16, 2013
HSI joined the Servicio Nacional de Salud Animal, the Costa Rican animal health service, as well as law enforcement authorities on their latest raid targeting the clandestine breeding and keeping of dogs used for fighting.
February 22, 2013
HSl congratulated the Servicio Nacional de Salud Animal, the Costa Rican animal health service, as well as law enforcement authorities, for the latest in a series of recent raids that have targeted the clandestine breeding and keeping of dogs used for fighting.