Putting an End to Dogfighting.

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I don’t know what it is that has individuals thinking that using animals in brutal, cruel malicious ways to entertain themselves is an acceptable thing. I don’t quiet understand why people with political power such as Congressman Steve King of Iowa argue against laws that make being a spectator at a dogfighting event, a felony. The human race is the cruelest by far of all the species in the world. We regard ourselves as the most intelligent and as a race capable of a higher level of compassion. Yet every SINGLE DAY some scum of the earth people decide to get their kicks by pinning one dog against another to the death in most cases. Make no mistake, I am against all types of animal cruelty. I just choose to fight this fight the hardest. As a bully breed parent, I know first hand the affection, love, and loyalty that these beautiful animals are capable of and nothing infuriates me more than when I see the images of bloody, battered, mangled bodies of these babies. For those who are unfamiliar with the horrors that these dogs face, allow me to enlighten you. These dogs were not born to WANT to fight. They are MADE AND FORCED to do so by the people who they had the unfortunate fate of being given too. They go through extensive training, injected with steroids, are kept on chains so heavy, even a person would struggle with. They are fought until they collapse from exhaustion or the dog succeeds in killing them. For the ones that do not meet their end in the ring, they are often subjected to more torture. Some are set on fire while still alive. One of NFL’s Quarter back Michael Vick’s was repeatedly slammed against the concrete after losing a fight until he died. Some are thrown away like trash in dumpsters, on the side of the road, left to suffer in agony, and die alone. If that’s not enough to make you sick, these dogs are made to acquire a taste for blood and fight much smaller dogs who have no chance of winning to build up the champions confidence. Bait dogs are often puppies, pets that were stolen from their own back yard, weaker siblings from litters. Bait dogs often have their teeth pulled or filed down, most are so submissive that they don’t even want to fight, and the humans behind them sometimes shock them, or set them on fire to make them go into a frenzy and attack. Due to media exposure and the negative aspects brought on by dogfighting, our precious bully babies are now subject to discrimination. Responsible dog owners are forced in many parts of the country that have Breed Specific Legislation, to give up their dogs only to have them killed. Mississippi recently had a huge dogfighting bust in Hinds county where every dog including 12 week old puppies were euthanized per Mississippi Animal Rescue League and the Hinds county Sheriffs department. Calls, petitions, out of state organizations tried desperately to help and see if these dogs could be rehabilitated and not a one was given a second chance to know love. Dogfighting is often accompanied by several other illegal activities such as drug and illegal weapon exchange. I am trying to lend a hand in stopping this kind of barbaric act. These dogs should not be a source of money or entertainment for worthless people. These dogs deserve better. They deserve love. Dogs who have experienced these horrors deserve a second chance at life. Not be given a death sentence because people made them do what they’ve done. The dogs are not monsters. The people behind the dogs are the real monster. If you would like more information on dogfighting and what you can do to stop it, please visit http://www.aspca.org.
Help stop it. If you know it’s going on, report it. Be brave for them. It is our responsibility to stand up for those who cannot stand up for themselves. And always remember, if you are not part of the solution, you are most definitely a part of the problem….

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