It matters because it is a terrible terrible crime to hurt and mistreat animals, and it happens more than it should. Animals trust and rely on us, so let's give them something back for their trust. My current dog came from a rescue centre, and from what we know she was just too much for the owner to handle. It may not relate to dog fighting, but it shows too many pets are wrongly abandoned and without love. Being cooped up in a pound, or being forced to fight in a pit, or being abandoned in the most horrific places is not what we would want for ourselves, so why let animals suffer in our place?