Is Animal Fighting Illegal?

Yes. If you train animals to fight, facilitate their fighting or house animals at any place where animal fighting takes place you may be guilty of a felony in the state of New York. Additionally, you will be guilty of a misdemeanor if you own animals that have been trained for or participated in animal fighting, if you gamble on an animal fight or even if you attend an animal fight.

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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