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 7, 2016
Justice Commission of Mexico’s House of Representatives applauded for advancing the criminalization of dogfights
The Justice Commission of Mexico’s House of Representatives has issued a favorable opinion on reforming the Federal Criminal Code penalizing various activities related to dogfighting.
November 17, 2016
More than 200,000 signatures in favor of tougher penalties for dog fighters in Mexico submitted to Justice Commission
At a press conference, HSI/Mexico Executive Director Antón Aguilar and Federal Congresswoman Verónica Delgadillo called on the Chairman of the Justice Commission to pass an opinion on two bills for amendments to the Federal Penal Code that would impose penalties on anyone who organizes or participates in dog fights.
October 7, 2016
Plus de 80 députés votent en faveur d’une modernisation des lois sur la protection animale au Canada
Plus de 80 députés ont voté en faveur du projet de loi C-246, une loi sur la modernisation des mesures de protection des animaux, au cours de sa deuxième lecture à la Chambre des communes. Le projet de loi a été rejeté de justesse, mais l’immense soutien reçu tant par les politiques que les citoyens exprime clairement au gouvernement libéral qu’il est grand temps de prendre des mesures.
October 5, 2016
HSI/Canada urges Liberal government to strengthen animal welfare provisions following defeat of bill
HSI applauded Canadian MPs who voted for a bill to strengthen the animal welfare provisions in the Criminal Code. While the bill was narrowly defeated, the high level of political and public support for the initiative sent a strong message to the Liberal government that urgent action is needed.