Support Stronger Penalties for Dogfighting

Support tougher dogfighting laws!Help us put an end to dogfighting and create strong laws for
animals so criminals who use animals for fighting receive meaningful
sentences! Contact your state legislators today!

Although animal fighting is illegal in all 50 states, the Animal Legal Defense Fund is working to make such crimes easier to prosecute and punishable by stronger penalties.
ALDF has drafted a recommended amendment to state laws that would
enable prosecutors to charge dogfighters under the respective state’s
Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (commonly referred to as
"RICO") statute. Applied to animal fighting, RICO – which was originally
designed to be a weapon against a wide variety of organized criminal
efforts, including drug dealing and gambling – would give prosecutors increased muscle in seeking justice for the animals abused and even executed by their owners.

Take action by writing to your state legislators today about enacting
or enhancing your state’s RICO law. ALDF can provide our model law that
was enacted in Virginia and can also provide your legislators with a
detailed legislative analysis of your state’s laws to provide customized
solutions for your state.

Send a letter to your state representatives now!

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