Stronger Sentences for Dog Fighting in the UK

Petition via the League Against Cruel Sports

Sign the PetitionIt’s time to fight against dog fighting in the UK. It’s time for action.

If anyone thinks dog fighting is a thing of the past, then sadly they are wrong.

Last year the League Against Cruel Sports commissioned a ground-breaking report which revealed that a dog fight may be taking place possibly every day in the UK.

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A dog fight takes place every day in the UK. It’s time for action.

A dog fight takes place every day in the UK. It’s time for action. 

If anyone thinks dog fighting is a thing of the past, then sadly they are wrong. Last year the League Against Cruel Sports commissioned a ground-breaking report which revealed that a dog fight was taking place every day in the UK.

It is time for stronger penalties to be introduced, and for appropriate action to be taken against perpetrators.

Find out more about the League’s campaign against dog fighting in the UK, including our latest investigations.

Dog fighting is barbaric and we cannot allow it to be part of a modern society. Cupcake (pictured above) was a bait dog used in dog fighting who was rescued and successfully rehabilitated. Please sign the petition for the sake of dogs like her. 

Please sign the petition.

Oppose the Pamplona Bull Run and bullfighting

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The San Fermin bull running festival in Pamplona, Spain commences on Monday 6th July. The main component of the festival, the bull running, commences on the second day and will see many bulls, up until the 14th July, subjected to the arduous mental and physical torture of being forced to participate in the bull runs before their public executions in front of thousands of jeering tourists in the bullfights that follow.

Please join us in opposing the Pamplona Bull Run and bullfighting by sending a message to Topdeck Travel today, asking them not to continue promotion of trips to Pamplona

via League Against Cruel Sports.

Did you know that your taxes help fund the bullfighting industry?

Next week, on Wednesday the 22nd October the European Union will vote on budgets for 2015. Each year the European Union provides an estimated £110 million through Common Agriculture Policy payments to farmers who breed bulls for bullfights.

£13.5 million comes from the UK alone. Yes, this means that some of your hard earned tax is helping to support this barbaric industry.

Next Wednesday your MEP will have an opportunity to support and vote for an amendment to prohibit the use of European funds to support farmers who breed bulls for bullfights.

Green MEP Indrek Tarand has tabled a proposal to prohibit European subsidies being used to support these farmers. This amendment will be voted on in the European Parliament next Wednesday, with a roll call vote. That means that we will know exactly who supports these subsidies and who does not.

The European Convention for the Protection of Animals kept for Farming Purposes is clear: Animals should not suffer pain, injury, fear or distress.

Farmers breeding bulls to be tortured slowly for public display can never comply with these conditions and therefore should not be eligible for agricultural subsidies. Continue reading