Animals for Sport and Entertainment
The Anti-Cruelty Society supports efforts to assure that animals used for entertainment purposes are not depicted in a brutal manner or treated inhumanely. Live animals should not be used as prizes or premiums.
The Society remains a strong opponent of all forms of animal fighting, and we support law enforcement and prosecutorial activities intended to reduce this wide-spread inhumane practice.
Carriage horse operations, horse racing, and circuses should be conducted in a humane manner and should be inspected by the appropriate authorities to ensure humane care and public safety.
Rodeo events, because of procedures and equipment exposing rodeo animals to cruel treatment and the likelihood of injury, are opposed by The Anti-Cruelty Society.
The Anti-Cruelty Society opposes dog racing because of cruel training methods, the large scale breeding of unwanted dogs required to produce a winner, and because this so-called sport is an inhumane and unjustified exploitation of animals for profit.