Dog fighting has been illegal in Canada since 1892; however, the current law requires police to catch individuals during the unlawful act, which is often difficult.
Dogfighting : The Humane Society of the United States
They are doing what they can to give these previously doomed dog a chance. I applaud them! Too often in the past, dogs rescued during dog fighting raids have been summarily euthanized, organizations often citing lack of funds or that the dogs are too dangerous to try to rehab.
Dog Fighting - Then, Now - Pit Bull Education
(Dog Exploitation - Dog Fighting - 02) Do what ever you can to end the so-called sport of dog fighting. See the information at the top of the right column.
dogs fighting with each other - Ottawa Valley Dog Whisperer
to the Animal Welfare Act in 1976 helped propel stricter laws (and to
push dog fighting underground where it unfortunately still flourishes). It
was eventually outlawed as a felony all across America.Dog fighting is an ANIMAL ABUSE ISSUE. Pit Bulls happen to be the
breed most used in dog fights. But if Pit Bulls did not exist, dog fighting
would still take place. There is no quenching the blood lust of human
‘kind’. Brutality against animals in the form of staged matches or fights
between animals or even between man and animal is an activity
almost as old as man himself – it was in existence long before the Pit
Bull. Those who make dog fighting a PIT BULL ISSUE do the dogs a
grave disservice. These dogs are VICTIMS in every sense of the word.
Exploited, abused, tortured for human gain, Pit Bulls are innocent
beings caught up in a tragic societal issue.What is dogfighting?
Dogfighting is a sadistic "contest" in which two dogs—specifically bred, conditioned, and trained to fight—are placed in a pit (generally a small arena enclosed by plywood walls) to fight each other for the spectators' entertainment and gambling.Why should dogfighting be a felony offense?
There are several compelling reasons. Because dogfighting yields such large profits for participants, the minor penalties associated with misdemeanor convictions are not a sufficient deterrent. Dogfighters merely absorb these fines as part of the cost of doing business. The cruelty inherent in dogfighting should be punished by more than a slap on the wrist. Dogfighting is not a spur-of-the-moment act; it is a premeditated and cruel practice.
Those involved in dogfighting go to extensive lengths to avoid detection by law enforcement, so investigations can be difficult, dangerous, and expensive. Law enforcement officials are more inclined to investigate dogfighting if it is a felony. As more states make dogfighting a felony offense, those remaining states with low penalties will become magnets for dogfighters.