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Australian Pet Industry News - Animal Fighting Violence
The Pet Directory Australian Industry News - Animal Fighting Violence
12 April 2007
Washington USA

Victory Won To Stop Animal Fighting in U.S.

A six year battle by The Humane Society of the United States to stop animal fighting has been won despite strong legal opposition by the cockfighting lobby who poured hundreds of thousands of dollars in to hinder the legislation.

The U.S. Senate has unanimously passed the Animal Fighting Prohibition Enforcement Act followed by the passing of the same bill last month.

Nearly every week, there are reports of dog fighting and cockfighting crimes in the United States. It is a vast underground network of people who revel in seeing animals tear one another apart and gamble on the outcomes of the staged spectacles. Now federal law enforcement officials have the tools they need to uproot these underground animal fighting enterprises and put a halt to the the abhorrent cruelty inflicted on dogs, birds and other animals.

The results of cockfighting.

The HSUS has documented the cruelty associated with animal fighting, but also a range of other criminal practices, such as narcotics trafficking, gambling, and violence against people.

The Animal Fighting Prohibition Enforcement Act establishes a felony-level penalty of up to three years of jail time for any interstate or foreign transport of animals for fighting purposes (until now only a misdemeanour) and makes it a crime to move cockfighting weapons in interstate or foreign commerce.

Animal Fighting Violence

The fighting dog's life is one of misery. Valued only for their ability to win, dogs who survive a match often receive little care for their injuries and are barely provided with the basics they need to survive—food, water and shelter. Many live on chains or in stacked cages in extended isolation, only getting off for training or a match.

The fighting dog’s life is full of misery

Fights may last for as long as two hours, with dogs often succumbing to shock and blood loss. There is also no rescue for fighting dogs, as confiscated fighting dogs are typically euthanized due to their unsuitability for adoption.

Wayne Pacelle, the President and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States in his press release claims victory and a “joyous day for animals” stating “Animal fighting pits will be closing throughout the nation”.

"With the passage of one of the strongest animal protection laws in the nation, we expect to see many cockfighters and dogfighters pack it in and stop flouting the law," added Pacelle. "But some dogfighters and cockfighters will not cease their criminal activities, and The HSUS will do all within its power to find these operators and bring these would-be felons to justice."

The legislation now is headed to the desk of President Bush, who is expected to sign the measure into law. The new law will take effect immediately. HSUS President states, “I can assure you that this is a dark and long-dreaded day in the dogfighting and cockfighting worlds… This victory reminds us to never give up and that there are rewards for compassionate action and perseverance. “

Unfortunately despite a penalty of up to $75,000 for offenders, animal fighting still exists in Australia. A seizure by RSPCA inspectors of cocks and cockfighting equipment were reported on in the media as recently as 11/4/07. For photos go to: http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/gallery/0,23816,5022435-17382,00.html


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