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ASPCA National Poll Reveals Dogfighting Goes Underreported Despite Hundreds of Thousands of Dogs Being Forced to Fight Nationwide

New study reveals misperceptions about dogfighting prevalence and a lack of confidence
in recognizing signs of dogfighting

In advance of National Dogfighting Awareness Day on April 8, the ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today released the results of a national poll measuring the gap between the public’s awareness and understanding of dogfighting and its actual prevalence in the United States. The poll findings exposed that many people do not realize how common dogfighting truly is, may not be able to recognize the signs, and are not properly reporting this activity when it’s suspected. The poll, which was conducted in March 2018 by Edge Research, found that: Most people (57 percent) believe dogfighting never happens in their community;Fifty-nine percent of those polled are confident they would know if dogfighting was happening in their community, but fewer than a third (31 percent) are very confident they would recognize the signs of dogfighting; and  W…

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