After the recent National Dog Fighting Awareness Day, the ASPCA announces that they are planning to do more with the public’s help to get tough on dog fighting. Despite the severity of the issue involving innocent animals, the cruel practice continues. History shows that organized dog fighting dates back to the 1750s in many parts of the country. No one knows for sure how many people get involved in battle of the dogs, but laws are getting tougher to stop the cruel activity nationwide, hopefully with the help from all animal lovers.

What authorities state about matches involving dogs

According to statistics and recent research, the number of people engaged in dog fighting throughout the United States alone is believed to be in the tens of thousands. Although there seemed to be a decline in these cruel acts in the 1990s, there was a rebound of these matches involving dogs in recent years. The number one reason that people are drawn to this activity is money. A single fight can generate anywhere from $20,000 to $30,000, along with stud fees and sale of purebred puppies to carry on the activities. Aside from money, other people are attracted to this event as an extension of themselves where dogs can fight their battles with strength and determination.

To others, it is just sadistic to view these matches to the brutal end, with money exchanging hands and an innocent Animal left dead or severely injured.

With start of National Dog Fighting Awareness Day, ASPCA speaks out to all animal lovers!

The ASPCA kicked off the National Dog Fighting Awareness Day campaign by speaking out to all animal lovers in efforts to stop these brutal activities.

Actor Sir Patrick Stewart is working closely with the organization to bring more awareness to these matches involving dogs, asking people to get tougher on the battle against these practices. During the month of April, animal lovers are encouraged to speak out on social media against dog fighting which includes #GetTough, while posting selfies of themselves and their pets.

It will take an army of believers to ban together in this effort. According to the CEO and ASPCA President Matt Bershadker, dog fighting is not a relic of the past or a rare occurrence, and we as a people can help to end the cruelty. The ASPCA is often called in during a dog fighting investigation, witnessing the torture and suffering first hand. these matches involving dogs is considered a felony in all 50 United States. These dogs need our help to stop the brutality!