Demand Justice for More Than 300 Dogs Rescued From Apparent Dogfighting Operation

Target: Alan Wilson, Attorney General of South Carolina

Goal: Demand the alleged operators of the largest known dogfighting operation in South Carolina history be prosecuted and punished to the full extent of the law.

Recently, over 300 dogs were rescued from what officials consider the largest dogfighting ring in South Carolina history. Over 60 state and federal officers reportedly interrupted a scheduled dogfighting match in Richmond County, in addition to executing search warrants at nearby properties rumored to contain dogfighting associations. Officers were stunned by the cruelty they seemingly witnessed at these locations. Dogfighting paraphernalia was reportedly scattered about, and emaciated puppies with their rib cages showing were apparently found chained to trees and shoved in filthy cages.

So far, more than 20 individuals have been arrested for charges relating to animal cruelty. According to the Animal Welfare Act, individuals can face up to five years in prison for dogfighting charges. While the dogs are currently being taken care of by the Humane Society of the United States and Bark Nation, the sad reality is that many of these dogs will likely have to be euthanized, since their sole life purpose up until this point had seemingly been to fight and they are too aggressive to be placed into loving homes.

Sign this petition to demand all found guilty of involvement are punished at the fullest extent of the law. Dogfighting has no home here in the United States, or anywhere else.


Dear Attorney General Wilson,

It has been brought to public attention that over 300 dogs were reportedly rescued from an undercover dogfighting ring in South Carolina thought to have been the largest such operation in the states’ history. Officials on site at the 20+ search warrant properties were stunned by the apparent cruelty they witnessed, and images taken depict starved puppies with their rib cages showing chained to trees by heavy metal links, with others shoved in filthy, barren cages. Unfortunately, although the dogs are in the custody of the Humane Society of the United States and Bark Nation, most of these dogs–who reportedly spent their entire lives being trained to fight and kill–will most likely have to be euthanized.

Dogfighting is a terrible crime, and we are asking you, Mr. Wilson, that all individuals found guilty of involvement be punished at the fullest extent of the law.


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: BBC World Service


  1. Beverly Godfrey says:

    These people should now pay the cost of keeping these dogs in a rescue place until they are rehomed.


    All involved in dogfighting have to be charged and sentenced to the max and never be allowed to have nor to be involved, participate in any business relating to dogs/pets/animals. They must also be charged with a fine, the cost of all medicals bills, whatever costs are associated with temporary fostering and total maintenance of these defenseless dogs.

  3. All of those folks who are in the dog fighting business should be locked in cages and forced to fight to the death. The eventual winner can then be executed via being thrown into a pit with the fighting dogs.

  4. Cynthia A Pisarcik says:

    Could not agree with you more Mo !!!!!!!!!!

    Throw these people in cages and let them die a slow and horrible death !!!!!

    It’s what they deserve !!!!!!!!

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