Tell the Department of Justice: Have a HEART on Animal Fighting

  • by: ASPCA
  • recipient: Attorney General Jeff Sessions
Dogfighting is one of the most monstrous forms of animal cruelty. Forcing animals to maul each other for entertainment or profit has no place in our society.

We're constantly working to pass stronger laws to deter and address this abuse — dogfighting is a felony nationwide, but stiff penalties are only one piece of the puzzle. We also need to ensure that dogs rescued from fighting can be rehabilitated and rehomed quickly. Passage of the HEART (Help Extract Animals from Red Tape) Act will reduce unnecessary delays in the rehoming of victims rescued in federal cases.

If you agree that these animals have suffered enough and shouldn't suffer further in government red tape, we urge you to ask U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the head of the Department of Justice, to support the HEART Act and to prioritize dogfighting investigations.
To Attorney General Jeff Sessions:

Dogfighting has no place in our society. This criminal activity endangers animals and often occurs alongside illegal acts like gambling, drug trafficking and other violent crimes.

I urge you, as the nation's top law enforcement officer, to make investigating dogfighting a priority for the Department of Justice and federal law enforcement. I also urge you to support the HEART Act, legislation before Congress that would ensure victims of animal fighting can be rehabilitated and rehomed faster.


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