Is It Illegal To Have A Dog Fight In Ohio? What If I Am Just Watching

Under Ohio law, no person can do any of the following: (1) promote, engage in, or be employed at dog fighting; (2) receive money for the admission of another person to a place kept for dog fighting; (3) sell, purchase, possess, or train a dog for dog fighting; (4) use, train, or possess a dog for seizing, detaining, or maltreating a domestic animal; (5) purchase a ticket of admission to or be present at a dogfight; and (6) witness a dogfight if it is presented as a public spectacle.

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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