Stop Dog Fighting

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His face is a mass of deep cuts, as are his shoulders and neck. Both of his front legs have been broken, but he isn’t ready to quit. At the referee’s signal, his master releases him, and unable to support himself on his front legs, he slides on his chest across the blood and urine stained carpet, propelled by his good hind legs, toward the opponent who rushes to meet him. Driven by instinct, intensive training and love for the owner who has brought him to this moment, he drives himself painfully into the other dog’s charge... Less than 20 minutes later, rendered useless by the other dog, he lies spent beside his master, his stomach constricted with pain. He turns his head back toward his owner for some kind of approval to only get a bullet in brain.
Where do you stand on dog fighting? Have you ever thought about it.
Strangely, Ive found a lot of people who say they are against dog fighting , turn there heads and do nothing when they see it happening. So is that being against dog fighting or just not participateing in the fights. There is a difference.
Today I will share three negative effects caused by dog fighting. In doing so I hope you will take a proactive stand against dog fighting. But first I will give you some background and history on dog fighting.
The Humane Society of the United States estimates that there are at least 40,000 dogfighters in America, though that number seems to underestimate the epidemic of street fighting in urban areas. The history of dog fighting traces back to ancient Roman times when they fought against other animals in the Coliseum. The practice of pitting dogs against other animal continued through medieval times in England until it was outlawed in 1835. Around that time, the Staffordshire Bull terrier was developed and modern dog-fighting was born. The dog was brought to America in 1817 and dogfighting became part of American…...

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