ban the sale of animals from classifieds
  • Petitioned Prevent Classifieds providing bait dogs

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Prevent Classifieds providing bait dogs

ban the sale of animals from classifieds

    1. carol thompson
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      carol thompson

      belfast, United Kingdom

Its well known in dog welfare circles that illegal dog fighting rings get their bait dogs from classifieds, they do not discriminate and use large and small dogs- puppies- kittens -Any nature, it isnt neccesary for the animal to be aggresive - its just a canine punchbag after all - in fact any living creature for their fighting dog to practice on.

A lady who gave her Golden retriever away to a supposedly loving home, got a call only 2 weeks later from the RSPCA that had found her dead dog in a dog fighting establishment, tied up and its muzzle duck taped after it had been mauled to death by other dogs. The microchip was still holding her previous owners address.

Unless these risks are known people will continue to trust when they allow their dog to leave with a stranger, I was surprised by the amount of people advertising their dogs that had no idea this was going on

The other risks of giving dogs away are huge - they can be used for breeding in puppy farms living a lightless life of nothingness, a lot of puppy farm dogs if lucky enough to survive and be rescued are terrified of human beings and physically ill or injured - they literally are money making breeding machines.

I regularly check classifieds and email people the risks, however I can only do so much alone, so thought if I spread the word on here I may be able to get some help with doing this - after all every one dog that is saved from such torture is a life saved and to that animal is everything, they rely on us.

This is a generic email that will need the local or preferred rescue added in if you wish - but you should get the idea

Hi, I hope you don’t mind me contacting you but I’m worried about your dog being free to good home, a lot of free dogs end up in the wrong hands and become bait dogs for dog fighting trainers, even the little dogs and there have been incidents of dogs being found mauled to death that were rehomed to a “family home”
A lady who gave her Golden retriever away to a supposedly loving home, got a call only 2 weeks later from the RSPCA that had found her dead dog in a dog fighting establishment, tied up and its muzzle duck taped after it had been mauled to death by other dogs. The microchip was still holding her previous owners address.
Sadly, small breeds of dogs and cats are also used in dog fighting as "bait" for the fighting dogs that are being trained. These are usually small breed dogs that cannot easily defend themselves.
I hope you will consider a rescue for your dog – a lot never use kennels and have waiting lists for dogs such as yours Otherwise there is dogpages.org – a rescue forum with a private rehoming section – it has a fantastic rehoming history (I got two of my dogs from there) , once again I hope this has helped let you know that its not safe out there for free to good home dogs and not offended you, best wishes

Iv added this one to use to reply to disgruntled and defensive owners - to try and make them understand rather than leave them angry

It may surprise you how many people do not know -and for the sake of the dogs they are rehoming I have to deal with people getting defensive and offended :-) Im glad you are one of the responsible ones unfortunately for every one of you there is the polar opposite of a dog tied to a stake with its muzzle taped being mauled by a fighting dog - and then there is the in between, the decent people who have no idea that this is happening and that as a result of being told by a stranger change their plans to protect their dog - its those people im aiming to reach. So I hope you can understand that. Thanks for your time.

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    • Lorraine Keshner BROOKLYN, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      No one should be allowed to get a living being to use as bait. There should be jail time for this... It is unforgivable...

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    • Elaine Al Meqdad WILLOWBROOK, IL
      • over 2 years ago

      These sicko's need to die for what they do. I can't wait for them to go to hell!!!

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    • Sherri Christopher VALPARAISO, IN
      • over 2 years ago

      To help save an animal from this horrible abuse

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    • sharon benes LAS VEGAS, NV
      • over 2 years ago

      This needs to stop. People get smart, stop giving innocent animals away only to have them end up like this. Start being responsible!!!!!

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    • LuAnn Schulte COMANCHE, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      This needs to stop. Get rid of the worthless humans.

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