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Revive John Kerry's Federal Dog Fighting Bill-dog fighting national epidemic and serious

    1. L. Swa_
    2. Petition by

      L. Swa_

      central, FL

Re: DOG FIGHTING: A NATIONAL EPIDEMIC AS COMMON AS FOOTBALL AND APPLE PIE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!

Please revive John Kerry's S. 1880, H.R. 3219, and H.R. 3327 (the Dog Fighting Prohibition Act and the Federal Dog Protection Act) by strengthen the penalties for illegal dog fighting; spectators who knowingly attend dogfights is also prohibited.~~ Dog fighters exploit, torture, and kill dogs-including using pets (such as kittens or cats) as training bait. Poorly performing dogs are oftentimes "disposed of" using torture including hanging, stabbing, burning them alive, and electrocution until dead.

PERPETUATION OF VIOLENCE AND VICE: Gangs use dog fighting rings to distribute illegal weapons and narcotics-which will be used in armed robberies and home invasions. Dog fighting is also about illegal gambling, and income tax evasion: Each dog fight can bring in purses as large as $100,000.00 per fight.

CHILD ABUSE IN DOG FIGHTING RINGS
: Dog fighters and gangs bring their CHILDREN to such fights and teach them torturing animals is "normal, perpetuating the cycle of violence. Virtually all dog fighters and their spectators have a history of criminal violence.  "One of the most dangerous things that can happen to a child is to kill or torture an animal and get away with it," Margaret Meade, Anthropologist.

FBI serial killer profiling confirms mass murderers start off by torturing animals due to the complete disregard for living things and lack of conscience.

Thank you for your compassion and time in this most important matter.

Respectfully submitted,

 

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    • Elise Margulis LIVINGSTON, NJ
      • about 1 year ago

      The innocent dogs are victims of sociopaths who enjoy the "sport" & bet on it. This is unconscionable!! It must stop!!

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    • Cameron Thomas BOSTON, MA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Disgusting and Cowardly, souless individuals who participate in this type of violation of nature!!

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    • wanda michalowicz TAMPA, FL
      • almost 2 years ago

      I had the privilege of sharing my life with a Pit Bull named Abigale for almost 13 years. I can attest first hand to the gentle nature of these beautiful animals. I recently encountered abuse to a Pit Bull puppy from it's owner, while I was working. I confronted the person inflicting the abuse and was told, not only to mind my own business, but also because this puppy was a Pit Bull, it could not be hurt like other dogs. With thinking like that from Pit Bull owners it is not the breed that should be banned in our society, it is the owners.

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    • Kathy Lee-Rhodas ERIE, CO
      • almost 2 years ago

      I support this petition. Animals need to be protected.

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    • Tia Larisse WALNUT CREEK, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      This is sad, mean an cruel, and these dogs have NO Choices what so ever...And then some label these dogs as evil, when it is that person behind the dog, who has created this!~!!!! They are the real evil here

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