Statistics show that about 250,000 dogs are used in fighting each year, causing many U.S. states and foreign countries to adopt tougher measures against animal cruelty or neglect. In the U.S., dogfighting is outlawed in all 50 states, and 20 states consider being a spectator at dogfights a felony. In China, proposed legislation aims to include a ban on animal slaughters done in the presence of minors and mistreatment by starvation.

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