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Dog Fighting

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN HL4937, tabled on 11 February 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to end dog fighting.

Answered on

23 February 2015

Dog fighting has been banned in this country for over 100 years. It is an offence under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 and punishable by up to six months’ imprisonment and a fine of £20,000 or both. In addition, the police have powers to investigate allegations of dog fighting as well as powers of arrest against those suspected of being involved in this barbaric practice.