Dog Fighting in the U.S:
Dog fighting is illegal and is a form of entertainment and
gambling for many neighborhoods across the United States. As a child, I
grew up in a neighborhood that was involved with dog fighting. I didn’t
know that at the time. I remember middle aged men walking their dogs
down the street. The dogs were always extremely muscular with an
attitude to match. I always loved dogs, so I would always try to pet
them. Thankfully, my parents never allowed me to that. I may have lost a
finger! What I didn’t know was that those dogs were trained to kill.
Puppies just like the one on the left are being trained to kill and the results are horrifying! Just see the pictures! Illegal dog fighting
was first discovered in the early 19th century in the United States and
was slowly outlawed by all states. However, dog fighting continues to
be a form of entertainment in rural and urban location.
Dog fighting is one of the most serious forms of animal abuse. It is a horrible reflection of humanity. Ignoring their conscience, individuals use dogs to make money and to entertain themselves. It is a truly sad practice that must end. How would you like it if I trained you from the first day you were born to kill anyone that resists you? What if I forced you to fight to your death? I think most would say no. Animals should be treated the same way! Just because humans are higher on the food chain does not make it acceptable to torture animals to their death!
What You Can Do To Stop Dog Fighting:
If you are under the suspicion that dog fighting is occurring in your neighborhood, call the police, local animal shelter such as the Humane Society or animal control. Never try to be a hero and protest against the dog fighting ring alone. The individuals involved with dog fighting are often armed and dangerous!
Animal Shelters: Fighting Back at Dog Fighting
The dogs rescued from dog fighting rings or other types of animal abuse cases are sent to animal shelters. That is why it is so important for you to support your local animal shelters. Please consider to adopt a dog or a cat. If you cannot adopt a pet, donate your car, animal toys and food to help the organization provide a second chance for many deserving animals.