Stop Dog Fighting in the UK
Even though the 'sport' of dog fighting was banned in 1835, it still goes on. Did you know that shockingly a dog fight takes place in the UK every day.
The League Against Cruel Sports have started a petition to try to put a stop to the cruel 'sport' of dog fighting. They also commissioned a report in 2015, identifying three levels of dog fighting:
Level One: Street Rolls
One on one fights in urban parks and housing estates. Likely to occur somewhere in the UK every day.
Level Two: Hobbyist
Often gang affiliated with gambling involved. Likely to occur somewhere in the UK every couple of weeks.
Level Three: Professional
Sophisticated dog rings with highly trained dogs of reputable bloodlines. Likely to occur somewhere in UK every few months.
There is a lack of collaboration between people involved in the different aspects of dog fighting, especially in the way dog fighting is recorded and policed. And as dog fights are clandestine, we are largely in the dark regarding these appalling activities.
To try and remedy this situation, the League Against Cruel Sports instigated Project Bloodline to discover the why, where and when of dog fighting. What they found was truly shocking - from feral cats used as bait to the secret trade of fighting dogs.
The report also concluded that unfortunately there does seem to be a resurgence of dog fighting in urban areas.
The PUP Plan
The League Against Cruel Sports have formulated what they believe would be an effective and workable National Dog Fighting Action Plan based around Prevention, Understanding and Prosecution (PUP).
Please visit league.org.uk/what-we-do/fighting/dog-fighting/ for more information.
Tougher Sentences for Dog Fighting
Dog fighting is not a thing of the past. A dog fight takes place every day in the UK. It is time for stronger penalties to be introduced, and for appropriate action to be taken against perpetrators.
The League Against Cruel Sports have started a petition requesting tougher sentences for dog fighting.
Please visit the petition, sign and share.
Cupcake (pictured on the right) was used as a bait dog in dog fighting. She was rescued and successfully rehabilitated. She was one of the 'lucky' ones. Please sign the petition for the sake of dogs like her.
Dog fighting is barbaric and we cannot allow it to be part of modern society.