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 14, 2016
Humane Society International applauds Rights Commission for approving inclusion of animal welfare on new Mexico City Constitution
HSI applauded the Rights Commission of Mexico City’s Constitutional Assembly for approving an article on animal welfare to be included in the constitution the city will adopt in February.
December 14, 2016
HSI felicita a la Comisión de Derechos por aprobar la inclusión del bienestar animal en la Constitución de la CDMX
HSI dio la bienvenida a la Comisión de Derechos de la Asamblea Constituyente por aprobar un artículo sobre bienestar animal como parte de la constitución que adoptará la ciudad en febrero próximo.
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.