Is Dog Fighting Illegal?

Yes. If you own a dog or other animal trained for fighting, have trained your dog or other dogs for dog fighting, accommodate dog fighting on your property or gamble on dog fights you will be guilty of a felony. If you breed or sell dogs which you know are used for dog fighting, attend a dog fighting event, or help transport or possess any equipment used in dog fighting events, you will be guilty of a felony, but a felony requiring a smaller fine than for those offenses listed above.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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