PAWS opposes any acts whereby humans incite, allow, or cause animals to fight. Dogfighting, cockfighting, and bullfighting are examples of animal “blood-sports,” which glorify violence for the sake of monetary gain, entertainment, or other purposes.
These activities cause suffering, maiming, and death to the animals forced to participate, and they have negative social consequences.
While dogfighting and horsefighting are illegal under the Animal Welfare Act, cockfighting is legal and was one of the concessions that we had to give when we were lobbying for the law.
PAWS will continue to campaign actively against any form of animal fighting