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Animal Law, Advocacy & Policy: Animal Fighting & Breed Specific Legislation

New York Animal Fighting Law

Animal Fighting Case Study: Michael Vick


Breed Specific Legislation by Animal Law Student Kim Farrow, 2011

Animal Fighting: The Epidemic

The Michael Vick Dogfighting Case

"The Vick case taught us to see dogs in these cases as victims," said Donna Reynolds, with the Oakland, Calif.-based pit bull rescue and education group Bay Area Doglovers Responsible About Pit bulls, or BAD RAP.



Vick speaks in his first interview since he admitted to participating in the illegal dogfighting that resulted in a prison sentence and his suspension from the NFL.

Humane Society of the United States Law Enforcement Primer

ASPCA Dog Fighting Toolkit

Subject Guide

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Valerie Lang Waldin

The Lost Dogs

The Dogs - The Real Victims

2016 Documentary: The Champions

What YOU Can Do

Call the police, not animal control.  In New York State, police are mandated to investigate animal cruelty and animal fighting crimes.  It is a popular misconception that one should call animal control for these crimes.  That is not the case in New York State.  CALL THE POLICE AND BE PREPARED TO MAKE A SWORN STATEMENT.  See something, say something.