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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.


  • January 21, 2015

    SENASA’s Central Metropolitan Region Rescues Nearly 400 Dogs in 2014

    The Central Metropolitan Region from Costa Rica’s National Animal Health Department rescued 390 dogs, including 213 American Stafford or pit bull type dogs in 2014, according to a report issued by the department. Many were rehabilitated and placed in homes with the help of HSI/Latin America and American Stafford Costa Rica

  • January 21, 2015

    Costa Rica: SENASA rescató cerca de 400 perros en 2014

    SENASA decomisó a 390 perros que se encontraban en situación de crueldad, abandono y algunos utilizados para peleas en 2014. Gracias a las alianzas entre Humane Society International, American Stafford Costa Rica y SENASA se logró poner en adopción responsable a más del 80 por ciento de los perros.

  • January 6, 2015

    HSI India Launches National Animal Fighting Tip Line

    Humane Society International/India launched the national tip line this week in an effort to crack down on the criminal and inhumane activity. Anyone who has information about persons involved in illegal animal fighting—such as dogfighting, cockfighting and bullfighting—is urged to report their suspicions by calling +91 7674-922044.

  • June 13, 2014

    Costa Rican Congress Shows Support for Animal Welfare Bill

    At an event at the Costa Rican Congress yesterday, 48 out of 57 members of Congress publicly committed to vote to strengthen the existing animal welfare laws in the country.

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