Friday, July 10, 2009

Yesterday, hundreds of dogs were rescued from fighting pits around the country.

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July 9, 2009
Dogfighters Beware

Dear Friend,

Yesterday went to the dogs -- some 450 of them -- when federal law enforcement agencies, along with The HSUS, The Humane Society of Missouri, and the ASPCA raided multiple dogfighting operations around the country in what was the largest single day of actions against this blood sport in American history.

Clearly, the law is on our side -- and with organized dogfighting illegal everywhere and a felony in all 50 states, never in our five-decade fight against this vicious and bloody activity has our message been stronger: dogfighters are a dying breed.

In my blog today, I share two reports from our people who helped lead the action in the field and helped rescue the dogs. Their personal accounts showcase the significance of yesterday's amazing efforts and what they really mean for the dogs. I hope you'll read their stories -- and those of the animals.

Thank you for all you do for animals.


Wayne Pacelle
President & CEO
The Humane Society of the United States

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