The ASPCA has officially designated April 8th as National Dog Fighting Awareness Day to raise awareness about dog fighting brutality, and will be hosting a Google+ Hangout with national experts to discuss the underground world of dog fighting. The panel will be moderated by ABC News anchor Dan Harris and will include little-known truths about the blood sport and its continued prevalence in America. During the Google+ Hangout, there will be live social media Q&As across Facebook, Twitter and Google+ in which users will be able to submit questions about dog fighting with the hashtag #NDFAD and ASPCA experts will be answering them live.
As part of National Dog Fighting Awareness Day, the ASPCA will feature an interactive information and advocacy center on ASPCA.org
- The premiere of a never-before-seen short documentary, including undercover footage of dog fights, ASPCA rescue activity at dog fighting raids and expert insight
- An interactive quiz that debunks common misconceptions about dog fighting and the dogs and people involved in this so-called sport
- A “virtual museum” photo gallery of dog fighting and training paraphernalia, including dog treadmills, fighting pits and narcotics used to increase aggression before a fight
- Profiles of dog fighting victims rescued by the ASPCA -- most recently from the second-largest dog fighting raid in U.S. history
The goal of National Dog Fighting Awareness Day is to elevate the perception of dog
fighting from an isolated criminal act to a deep and persistent stain on our