Knowledge is the first step in combating cruel bloodsports in which animal victims are encouraged to fight to the death. From FAQs to free online courses, we have what you need to get involved in taking action against animal fighting.
What You Need to Know: Dogfighting
Why do people get involved in dogfighting? Where do the dogs used in this cruel bloodsport come from? Answers to these and more commonly asked questions.
Click and Learn: Dogfighting Glossary
This easy-to-use interactive reference guide introduces the terms and lingo involved in dogfighting.
History of Dogfighting
For centuries, humans have deliberately pitted dog-aggressive dogs in staged fights against one another. Are we any closer to ending them?
The Faces of Dogfighting: In the News, Out of the Ring
Michael Vick Investigation and the ASPCA
The ASPCA played a major role in this historic federal dogfighting case. But where are the dogs now?
Thought to be a former bait dog, Marley was dumped at a veterinary clinic in rural Canada on Christmas Eve, suffering from massive injuries that pointed to dogfighting.
Pit Bull Cruelty
Because the pit bull population has increased so rapidly, shelters—perhaps including yours—now struggle with an overflow of image-plagued, hard-to-place dogs.
What You Need to Know: Cockfighting
A Closer Look at Cockfighting
Learn more about this blood sport in which two roosters specifically bred for aggressiveness are placed beak to beak in a small ring—and what you can do to stop it.
You've Got: Free Online Training & Resources
Learn to detect, investigate and take action against dogfighting within your jurisdiction in this course geared toward law enforcement and animal welfare professionals.
The Dogfighting Toolkit for Law Enforcement
An invaluable resource developed by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Policing Services and the ASPCA for law enforcement agencies, investigators, prosecutors, animal control officers, veterinarians, and interested parties.
National Canine Research Council Website
Access information about factors in the selection, training and use of dogs for aggressive purposes, including dogfighting.
Take A Tour: Animal CSI Unit
The ASPCA's Mobile Animal CSI Unit travels across the country to assist law enforcement in their efforts to build cases against and prosecute animal cruelty offenders.