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Join the @ASPCA and #GetTough on Dog Fighting!

Are you against dog fighting, but feel like you can’t do anything to help the cause? Well, I’m here to share the awesome news that the ASPCA has launched a new campaign in honor of National Dog Fighting Awareness Day, which is on April 8. The ASPCA has made it easy and fun to get involved in this campaign and I hope that you join me in participating!

GetTough ASPCA campaign

I think we can all agree that dog fighting is bad. And it’s a felony in every state, but unfortunately the mere fact that it’s illegal isn’t enough to prevent people from forcing dogs to participate in the “sport.” Besides the obvious violence of the fight, the dogs are subjected to other cruelties such as being raised and confined in isolation and in chains; having their bodies inhumanely modified (e.g. tail and ear docking); and given drugs like steroids.

April 8 is National Dog Fighting Awareness Day and to celebrate, the ASPCA has launched a social media campaign. At the campaign website #GetTough, you can sign a petition, donate, educate yourself on dog fighting – and learn how taking a selfie can show others that you’re taking a stand against dog fighting! The more we talk about the issue on social media, the more we can educate the public on how cruel, dangerous, and harmful dog fighting is.

Please share this post to let others know about this campaign by using the sharing buttons, located at the bottom of the page!

For more information on how the ASPCA is working to end dog fighting, please watch:


About The Paw Report

I graduated from St. John's University School of Law in 2012, and am admitted to practice law in New York State. I was a member of the New York City Bar Association's Animal Law Committee for three years. I was born and raised in Rhode Island, but moved to New Mexico when I was 18. After dabbling in film for two years, I graduated from the University of New Mexico with a degree in Anthropology. I've been living in New York City since 2008, and currently reside in Brooklyn with my boyfriend and our two cats. I am a former organizer with Direct Action Everywhere - New York City.


4 thoughts on “Join the @ASPCA and #GetTough on Dog Fighting!

  1. Reblogged this on hocuspocus13 and commented:


    Posted by hocuspocus13 | April 6, 2017, 7:30 pm
  2. Reblogged this on "OUR WORLD".


    Posted by Nancy | April 7, 2017, 1:10 am
  3. I passed an aspca group doing a fund drive on 34th & Park yesterday and spoke to one of the women, I ended up sharing your blog with her…hope you get a “comment”.


    Posted by Liz | April 7, 2017, 5:16 am

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