ASPCA National Dog Fighting Awareness Day Hangout




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Streamed live on Apr 8, 2014

As part of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month in April, the ASPCA designated *National Dog Fighting Awareness Day* on April 8 to raise awareness on the prevalence of dog fighting in our country and to encourage animal lovers across the country to take action against this brutal form of #animalcruelty .

Join us for a special Google Hangout featuring experts from the ASPCA and moderated by Dan Harris of ABC News. The Hangout will discuss the issue of #dogfighting , the +ASPCA's efforts to tackle this brutal crime and what people can do to help. The Hangout will also feature a dog rescued from a dog fighting case and given a second chance in a loving home. 

ASPCA experts include: 

_Tim Rickey - VP, ASPCA Field Investigations & Response_ 
_Dr. Pam Reid - VP, ASPCA Anti-Cruelty Behavior_ 
_Dr. Randall Lockwood - SVP, ASPCA Forensic Sciences & Anti-Cruelty Projects_
_Jessica Johnson - Sr. Mgr., ASPCA Grassroots Advocacy_ 

*There will also be a Q&A session to answer your questions, which you can submit via Twitter, Facebook and Google+ with #NDFAD .* 

Henry Bergh, founder of the ASPCA, was repulsed by the brutality of the dog fighting he saw in New York and revised the state's animal cruelty law in 1867 to make all forms of animal fighting—bull, bear, dog and cockfighting—illegal for the first time. Today, the ASPCA continues to tackle the illegal underground world of dog fighting rings through investigations, law enforcement training, legislation, advocacy and rehabilitation of #dogs seized during dog fighting raids.

Not everyone is aware of the horrific nature of dog fighting and the prevalence of this crime in the U.S., not to mention the long road that lies ahead for many dog fighting victims once they are removed from living in isolation on heavy chains.


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