Many people end up at
UnchainYourDog.org looking for information on dogfighting. Some Americans have glorified pit bull fighting.
Russell Simmons (see
Jason Taylor, boxing champions
Lamon Brewster and
Sugar Mosley that Cruel's Not Cool.
It is NOT a dog's
nature to fight for no reason.
Dogs are social animals who - in the wild - hunt, sleep, and play together. It is a dog's nature to respect the pack
leader and get along with the pack. Not fight.
dog can't say "That hurts!" but dogs feel
Your dog would rather play with your or another dog than
fight. Just like a child would rather play with friends than be
So much cruelty is involved. Dogs are tortured and killed. Kittens and
puppies are used as bait. Illegal drugs and
weapons are common. Fighting dogs usually live on chains
their whole lives.
Dog fighting is a felony, so report it to the police and
get a $5,000 reward!
You don't have to leave your name. To prosecute, police need to catch a
fight while it's going on, find evidence, or get eyewitness accounts.
To learn more about the
extreme cruelty of pit bull fighting and to how to stop it, visit:
of the US Campaign to End Dogfighting - HSUS offers tons of
(select "fighting and cruelty" channel), and has created a
campaign you can bring to your city to end dogfighting.
The site also has
PSAs you can order to play in your community.
worked with Michael Vick to educate kids about the cruelty of
Bulls on the Web
Chance for Animals
Animal Legal and Historical Center
Unexpected Pit Bull
I don't understand how seemingly normal people can watch dogs being
tortured and killed and find it fun. Maybe they believe
dogs enjoy fighting (untrue) and don't feel pain (untrue)? Maybe - like
those who abuse women and children - they feel a sense of power from
hurting others. Maybe they just don't respect life -
animal or human. Our society needs to change minds that dogfighting is
not only uncool - it's horrible and needs to stop.
Guard Dog, from Patrick McDonnell's wonderful comic strip Mutts.
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