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Animals in Sport and Recreation | General Considerations

The ASPCA believes that it is possible to participate with companion animals in sporting events (see Dog Parks, and Shows and Exhibitions) that are pleasurable for both humans and animals, and that, in fact, such interaction may enhance the human/companion animal bond. The ASPCA is, however, opposed to any and all practices that cause pain, injury or distress to any animals for the sake of sport or competition.