The Facts About Animal Fighting

Posted by April Nockleby, ALDF's Online Content Manager on May 11, 2009

Animal fighting has been brought to the forefront of the nation’s attention by the highly publicized conviction of NFL star quarterback Michael Vick and three of his associates on federal and state charges related to illegal dogfighting. After serving the majority of his sentence in prison, Vick could be released to his Virginia home as soon as May 21 to serve his remaining jail time under home confinement.

To learn about the issues specific to dogfighting, state and federal animal fighting laws and prosecuting animal fighting cases, read ALDF’s newly published Animal Fighting Factsheet.

Get all the case facts with our animal fighting case studies on Michael Vick and Craig Boyd.