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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.

News

  • June 2, 2017

    Costa Rican Congress approves legislation against animal cruelty

    HSI/Latin America applauded the Costa Rican Congress for approving a penal code reform that sanctions animal cruelty with jail time. Lawmakers passed the law unanimously, following five years of deliberation and negotiations.

  • June 2, 2017

    El Congreso de Costa Rica aprueba legislación contra la crueldad animal

    El Congreso de Costa Rica aprobó el día de ayer la reforma al Código Penal que sanciona la crueldad animal con la pena de prisión. Los legisladores aprobaron la ley por unanimidad en segundo debate después de cinco años de deliberaciones y negociaciones.

  • April 25, 2017

    El Senado de México aprueba penalizar las peleas de perros a nivel federal

    HSI aplaudió a legisladores mexicanos por aprobar sanciones más severas para penalizar las peleas de perros y las actividades que las rodean, incluyendo la organización de peleas, la posesión o venta de un perro de pelea, poseer una propiedad utilizada para realizar peleas o asistir a una pelea como espectador.

  • April 25, 2017

    Mexican Senate approves federal dogfighting penalties

    HSI applauded Mexican lawmakers for approving tougher penalties for dogfighting and the activities surrounding it, including organizing fights, owning or trading a fighting dog, possessing property used to hold fights or attending a fight as a spectator.

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