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Victory! Attending an animal fight became a federal offense in 2014 with the passage of the Farm Bill.
Final signature count: 80,032
Sponsored by: The Animal Rescue Site

Thanks to the tireless work of countless dedicated animal activists, conducting any kind of animal fighting is now a federal offense. This is a great milestone for animal advocacy; however, animal fights still occur and there are people who are still willing to attend them. That's why we need comprehensive legislation that would also punish those who attend animal fighting events.

The Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act of 2011 (H.R. 2492) would make illegal the attendance of any animal fighting event. We need this legislation so that both facilitators and attendees of animal fights are punished. There is no point to making animal fighting illegal if we aren't also going to eliminate the demand for it.

Please sign the petition in support of H.R. 2492 today!

Dear Representatives Tom Marino and Betty Sutton,

I applaud your efforts to crack down on people who are caught attending animal fights. Animal fighting is now federally illegal; but the demand for it remains. If we don't prosecute animal fight attendees in addition to prosecuting those who are facilitating them, a potentially dangerous part of the population remains free. Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act of 2011 (H.R. 2492) is important because it attempts to address that problem by punishing those who are simply involved in watching animal fights.

I am writing to thank you for your dedication to animal welfare and to ask you to continue lobbying against animal fight spectators. These people are potentially just as dangerous as the facilitators themselves, and need to be punished for any involvement with the activity.

Thank you for your consideration.

Petition Signatures


May 24, 2017 Lilla Varnedoe
May 24, 2017 Karla Kirchner
May 24, 2017 Barbara Beatty
May 24, 2017 Stacy Wykle
May 24, 2017 Lise Kastigar
May 24, 2017 Kayna Warren
May 24, 2017 Tommie Swank
May 23, 2017 Darlene Anderson Please stop people that promote this inhumane cruelty to dogs. Stop the demand by stoppping them going.
May 23, 2017 Paula Tice
May 23, 2017 Kathy Fujimoto They are just as sick and guilty as the people who put these events on. It won't stop until we make laws that punish everyone involved...JAIL...then maybe they will think twice.
May 23, 2017 Carole Mathews
May 23, 2017 Luke Maziarek
May 23, 2017 Nathan Fisher
May 23, 2017 Karen Lutz
May 23, 2017 Averill Torrieri
May 23, 2017 monica lane
May 23, 2017 Hilde Saeys
May 23, 2017 Jennifer Day
May 23, 2017 Megan Ryan
May 23, 2017 Monica Daniel-Marshall
May 23, 2017 Adele Knox-Roberts
May 22, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 21, 2017 Tina Quinones
May 21, 2017 Sandra Leaper Support legislation that would punish animal fight attendees. Animal fighting is federally illegal.
May 21, 2017 Lorraine Clemens
May 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 20, 2017 Annette Fouste
May 20, 2017 Mary Barnas
May 20, 2017 Desiree Schafer
May 19, 2017 Sally Brodsky
May 19, 2017 Deanie Oldfield
May 19, 2017 Anne Dunigan
May 19, 2017 Bj Crawford
May 19, 2017 Niki Murphy
May 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 19, 2017 Michelle Jeffery
May 19, 2017 Sonia Silva STOP cruelty!
May 18, 2017 Adrienne Divens
May 18, 2017 Taylor Carlisle Disgusting people..... Make it illegal for all who participate and make the punishment fit the crime!!
May 18, 2017 Cher Hester Any and every one watching or involved in animal fights should be prosecuted!!! AND NOT WITH JUST SOME "SLAP ON THE WRIST" charge!
May 18, 2017 Mary Cobb
May 17, 2017 Lisa Ramaci
May 17, 2017 Rhonda Lamm
May 17, 2017 LISA HEARN
May 16, 2017 Lisa Cruz ABSOLUTELY CORRECT!!! WANT TO SEE FIGHTING, WATCH THE STUPID PEOPLE WHO BOX, THEY AT LEAST HAVE GIVEN CONSENT!!! WOULD LOVE TO PUT 1 SPECTATOR OF ANIMAL FIGHT IN RING WITH 10 ANIMAL ADVOCATES! SPECTATOR WOULD PROBABLY NOT EVER WALK OR EAT AGAIN!!!
May 16, 2017 Carol Mellom
May 16, 2017 Nancy Silver
May 16, 2017 kimberly kruise
May 16, 2017 Susana Osorno
May 16, 2017 Maria Bellefeuille

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