ANIMALS DON’T HAVE A VOICE, BUT TOGETHER WE DO.


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Imagine your dog or a dog you know being forced to fight, day after day. Horrendous isn’t it? Sadly, this suffering is a reality for many.

Here to protect man’s best friend from being harmed or killed in the name of ‘sport’, we believe that every animal deserves to be heard. Together, we can make enough noise to put an end to the cruelty of dog fighting. Together, we can give a voice to animals.

NO ANIMAL DESERVES THIS. HELP THEM TO BE HEARD.

Bred for the sole purpose of being mistreated; extensively trained until exhausted; kept in isolation to deny them the freedom to socialise; and stitched back together with glue or a staple gun; dog fighting is one of the most extreme forms of animal abuse.

Although an underground ‘sport’ and often hidden, last year alone we investigated 113 suspected reports of dog fighting. The evidence is overwhelming. We need your help to make the voices of animals louder, so that we can protect animals from cruel 'sports'.

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The truth:

Bait dog

BAIT ANIMALS

It will not surprise you to know that attacking and killing other dogs does not come naturally to man’s best friend. Dog fighters use smaller, passive and less dominant animals to teach their ‘pets’ how to fight. These ‘bait’ animals are often stolen pets and are chained or confined when stolen to make them more vulnerable to attack.

Traumatised dog

ANIMAL TRAUMATISATION

The dogs we often discover are traumatised - making it even more urgent for us to identify dog fighters quickly. The longer a dog is forced to fight, the harder it is to build their confidence and social skills. It saddens us to say that some dogs are therefore put down as they are unable to make a full recovery.

Pitiful sentencing

PITIFUL SENTENCING

Dog fighting only warrants a pitiful maximum custodial sentence of six months. We, alongside six other leading animal charities, are calling on the government to increase sentencing up to five years to reflect the severity of the cruelty and to ensure that animal abusers cannot keep dogs in the future.

HOW YOUR MONTHLY DONATION WILL HELP

Your donation will help us to:

  1. educate the public about the reality of dog fighting
  2. campaign for stronger animal cruelty sentencing
  3. continue the running of our confidential Animal Crimewatch line, where the public can safely report cruelty to animals in the name of ‘sport’
  4. work closely with law enforcement agencies to encourage them to treat it as a ‘gateway’ crime to broader criminality
  5. investigate those who persecute animals in the name of ‘sport’, bringing them to justice

Working towards a kinder society, your donation will make the voices of animals louder, as together we can protect animals from cruel ‘sports’.

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