For the past years, we’ve been supporters of ASPCA “Get Tough” campaign against dog fighting. This year, ASPCA teamed up with pit bull advocate, Patrick Stewart.
Patrick Stewart was inspired by his Pit Bull foster, Ginger, to stand up against dog fighting. With the help of ASPCA, Patrick Stewart fostered Ginger from Los Angeles dog rescue Wags and Walks.
“Fostering #GingerGurl is one of the best things I’ve ever done.”
– quote from Patrick Stewart @sirpatstew Instagram post
“I find that my relationship to the world and to the news every day in the papers and on the television has been changed by Ginger, because she has brought such a quality of patience and tolerance and fun into our lives, that it has, in a very short space of time, shifted my sense of where our world might be going,” – Patrick Stewart (interview statement from PEOPLE)
April 8 is National Dog Fighting Awareness Day!
Dog fighting is a inhumane type of blood sport in which dogs are forced to fight one another for entertainment and/or profit. It is illegal in every state. Sadly to know from ASPCA that thousands of dogs continue to be forced to train, fight, and suffer every year. You can make a difference by helping raise awareness about dog fighting.
It’s Time to #GetTough on Dog Fighting
Join Patrick Stewart and ASPCA to #GetTough on Dog Fighting!
Here are three ways you can help:
1. Sign up ASPCA Pledge and help generate 50,000 signatures advocating against dog fighting.
2. On social media, Share a Selfie flexing your muscles to let others know you are taking a stand against dog fighting. Remember to add the hashtag #GetTough and tag @ASPCA on your post.
3. Donate to ASPCA and help end animal cruelty.
“Dog fighting is a cruelty-for-profit industry.”
– Matt Bershadker, ASPCA President & CEO
ASPCA is providing one of our readers a #GetTough prize pack: Get Tough on dog fighting bandana, #GetTough sticker, anti-dog fighting t-shirt, ASPCA frisbee, and ASPCA tote. Follow the giveaway tool below to join.
I will do a a photo and I will help to prevent this cruelty and awful thing…
Madi and Mom says
Pardon mom’s HBO mouth but she says there is a special place in He!! for sub humans who pawticipate in
any kind of animal fighting…cruel and they will answer for it too.
Hugs madi your bfff
Frankie and Ernie says
OMD Cap’n Jean Luc Piccard at the helm of this … it is BOUND to make a BIG IMPACT.
ANY kind of Fighting should be BANNED… ESP. Dog Fighting.
Sandy Weinstein says
i certainly do. it should be banned and should be a felony with jail or prison time along with payments. there is no need for such abuse of animals of any kind. our laws are too lax. many people who commit animal abuse often commit human abuse as well. those people who commit such crimes need to feel the same punishment that they have done to these animals. the human society and aspca needs to get on board and fight to get these laws on the books in every state. i know in nc, many of the soldiers that committed animal abuse, drowned a puppy, killed cats, etc. got off b/c they were soldiers. one couple adopted a puppy and then drowned it. both were military. the man got some sentence but not much, the wife got off.
Sandy Weinstein says
i was scrolling thru your instagram pictures. what an amazing life you had with your sweet gal. she was so blessed to have you has a mom and you were so lucky to have Sugar in your life.
Cheryl Chervitz says
I do believe that it should be a felony with harsh jail time. If you can abuse an animal, you are going to hurt or kill a person. Dogs have feelings and feel pain, so I think that it is awful to abuse.
Cathy Armato says
I signed the pledge to end this cruel form of animal cruelty. What a horrible life for a dog to have to fight constantly just to survive. It’s the worst form of animal cruelty.
Love & Biscuits,
Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them
Theresa Spaid says
Dog fighting is one of the worst things that man can do. So many animals suffer. The people who do this should be punished with really strict laws!
Yes, I do think it should be a felony offense and there needs to be stricter jail penalties. Dog fighting is very cruel, inhumane and there is no reason for it except the profit that the greedy ones participating in it get. The animals cannot protect themselves so the people doing it need to know there’s a big risk of more than just a slap on the wrist.
i dont like the fighting and i voted i love your group and the fighter should be put in jail and
Christine Aiello says
Yes I definitely think it should be a felony and that there should be harsher sentences for the people. Dog fighting needs to be stopped and animal cruelty needs to end too. They should never be allowed to own another dog or pet and they should be in jail for a long long time!
Daniel Scott says
Yes, I absolutely agree, and it should not be limited to dog fighting but cock fighting and other forms of animal abuse.
I signed the pledge and I will take a selfie soon. Dog fighting need to be disappeared forever 🙁 In some countries, dog is even considered as food 🙁 it hurts me so much.
Sally Gearhart says
There should absolutely be tougher sentences for dog fighting. Dog fighting is still a huge issue and I’ve personally seen the aftermath and it breaks my heart!