The ASPCA is opposed to using animals for entertainment in any circumstance where their physical, social or psychological needs cannot be appropriately met. The ASPCA works to combat animal fighting, Greyhound racing, and inhumane treatment of animals in circuses and rodeos.
More about These Issues
You can join the ASPCA’s fight against abuse of animals in the name of entertainment by learning about the issues and taking action.
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Inside a Cockfighting Bust »
List of Cruelty-Free Circuses »
About the Issues
Greyhound racing may seem like a harmless sport, but life in the fast lane is no picnic for these overworked and often mistreated dogs.
Find out what cockfighting is like, who participates, and what the laws and penalties are for participating in this gruesome activity.
Unlike human performers who choose to work in circuses, exotic animals are forced to take part in the show.
While often touted as an all-American sport and family event, the rodeo is far from enjoyable for the animals forced to compete.
The ASPCA’s Work to Fight Animal Abuse for Entertainment
Grants for Greyhounds
The ASPCA supports efforts to end dog racing across the country, including through major grants.
In 2010, the ASPCA Field Investigations and Response Team busted a cockfighting ring in Florida.
Legislative Victory against Animal Fighting
The ASPCA is actively advocating for tougher laws on animal fighting.
What You Can Do
Help Stop Circus Cruelty
Here are our top 10 actions you can take to stop circuses from abusing animals.
Adopt an Ex-Racing Greyhound
Read one couple’s story of the rewards of adopting a rescued Greyhound. Then go out and adopt your own!
Join the Advocacy Brigade
You'll receive alerts that make it easy to fight for laws that protect animals in entertainment.