"Across the country, in basements and back alleys, open fields and empty lots, dogs are placed in “sporting” rings and cheered on to fight by their owners and spectators (sometimes children), many who have bet money on the winners. The dogs tear at each others' faces, throats and ears and often keep fighting to the death. Some owners kill their dogs when they lose ... According to law enforcement officials and animal welfare organizations, it’s on the rise all over the United States, in cities, suburbs, and rural areas... Pit bulls are most commonly used for dog fighting ... Other animals are also used to train dogs for fighting. Smaller dogs, cats, rabbits, and other small animals can be sacrificed as “bait” animals. Often these animals are stolen or obtained from free animal listings in classified ads and online ... Dog fighting is related to other types of violence and illegal activities. And young children are sometimes in the audience at matches, which can promote insensitivity to animal suffering, enthusiasm for violence and a lack of respect for the law." (from urbananimalalliance.org/)
The Urban Animal Alliance is "comprised of Hip hop artists, sports role models, ordinary concerned citizens and entertainment bigwigs alike, all working together dedicated to changing the social mores that violently impact not only so many voiceless animals, but the children around them."
Please take a moment to visit The Urban Animal Alliance now and learn more about their valuable work for animals and people. At least watch their amazing video by clicking 'Stop Fightin' the Dogs' now and pushing the play button. You'll be glad you did.
Author of MAGGIE the dog who changed my life A Story of Love