Stop Illegal Dog Fighting to Reduce Canine Fatalities and Forced Aggression

Target: Tom Vilsack, US Secretary of Agriculture

Goal: Stop illegal dog fighting to reduce canine aggression and abuse.

Thousands of dogs are forced to engage in dog fighting to entertain spectators, and oftentimes, owners of the dogs make profit off this abusive sport. Dogs can end up getting fatally injured, often leading to death. This is a definite issue, and many dog breeds are stereotyped based on how they act after being trained to fight. There’s no reason for innocent canines to continue dying, being injured, and potentially becoming aggressive at the expense of entertainment and possible income.

Breeds such as the American Pit Bull Terrier are used most commonly in dog fights. When an animal is exposed to and trained for these specific kinds of activities, it’s common for them to become aggressive out of habit. Research has proven that pit bulls are not inherently dangerous and/or aggressive, but due to the illegal dog fighting industry, they’re sometimes viewed in a negative light. While dog fighting is illegal in all 50 states, it still continues to exist under the radar. Officials need to stop these acts from occurring to save the lives of the canines being used in this industry. It can also prevent aggression in dogs that would not normally act dangerously.

Illegal dog fighting can cause death and inflict serious injuries on dogs being forced to fight. This industry trains these innocent animals to act dangerously, giving breeds a negative connotation for something they can’t control. This is not a request, it’s a demand. Sign this petition to stop illegal dog fights and preserve the lives of innocent canines.


Dear Secretary Vilsack,

Dog fighting is an abusive sport that ends the lives of thousands of canines. Even though it’s illegal, it still occurs, and it cannot be used as a form of entertainment and/or profit any longer. Certain breeds specifically used in these fights gain negative stereotypes because of involuntary fighting and abusive training. Canines also may become aggressive after being forced into this industry, which has absolutely nothing to do with their intrinsic nature. Every aspect of these fights are unjust, harmful, and even deadly to guiltless dogs.

Please do what you can to put an end to these acts. Dog fights being illegal clearly isn’t enough; more must be done to prevent them. The EPA needs to step in and call upon state officials to keep a watchful eye on this industry. This demand is required to save the lives of animals in agony and reduce provoked aggression on certain dog breeds. With the proper actions, stereotyped canines can prove their gentle demeanor. Thank you for your attention to this vital demand.


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  1. Is there a punishment which might stop this abuse of animals? Dog fighting is against the law. If caught, tried in from of a jury and found guilty the harshest punishment needs to be followed. There is no reason for this to continue except our laws are not strong enough. If found guilty send them to prison for a minimum of 10 years,, take their house, fine them $25, 000.00 at least. Causing such penalties would force people to think twice about participating or running a brutal dog fighting ring.

  2. ‘Illegal’ dog fighting? Is there a legal kind? If so, why not fight against it ALL… or word the petition differently!

  3. It’s funny the damn government knows all about this and still won’t get off there asses and do anything about it to me they must be scared of all the dog fighting rings

  4. Forcing any animal to fight another animal for human entertainment is sick and depraved, only lowlife cowards would be involved in this crap. Take all the animals, make the owner pay all vet and housing fees while waiting to go to trial for illegal dog fighting. Big fines, prison time, lifetime ban on any animal contact and public shaming. We know this is illegal in the USA, start enforcing this law and people, if you even suspect there is a dig fighting group in your area turn them in immediately.

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