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.
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