I’m watching Animal Cops: Houston and there’s an episode where they raid one of the biggest dog fighting operations. 63 pit bulls, yes SIXTY-THREE, were found tied up, their bodies scarred, some bleeding and one was jumping and standing on a twisted broken foot. It was so sad to see and it just absolutely ANGERS me. There were even 3 week old puppies huddled in a corner of a dingy shed.
After the whole Michael Vick fiasco, dog fighting was brought to the public attention. While most human beings are against it and try to stop it, there are still those whom continue one of the biggest acts of animal cruelty.
I’m sorry for this image but people need to SEE in order to KNOW what is happening.
This should not be happening. Not only is it cruel and sick, but the pit bull breed has gotten a bad reputation all because humans exploit their power and strength.
Did you know that the American Pit Bull Terrier was the most popular family dog in the 20th century?
Did you know that American Pit Bull Terriers passed the aggression test – which is given to breeds by The American Temperament Test Society – at a rate of 85.3%? This is higher than Collies, Golden Retrievers and other “family friendly” dogs!
While many of us are fortunate to have never experienced or known someone who participates in dog fighting, that does not mean it’s not occurring. Dog fighting is a secret “sport” and one that is not aired to the public. We, as animal rights activists and animal lovers, must educate the world about the cruelty and sickness of dog fighting.
We need to educate the young generation, especially those growing up in a troubled household or neighborhood. We need to educate those who are prone to gambling or those whom are in need of money. We need to educate every last person, whether they like animals or not, that dog fighting is not only a crime but also deadly.
Just seeing that episode made me so mad and disappointed in people. It makes me realize that while we have so much advanced technology, while our world is so much more intelligent than it was 20 years ago, there are still those who don’t care about inflicting pain on other’s and whom are stupid enough to think they can get away with it without paying some sort of price.
Even though people say that animals “don’t have souls” or that animals were “put on this earth for people’s use”, those who say that, are literally STUPID. They are ignorant, dumb and just plain STUPID. It’s impossible not to notice a soul, feelings and love when looking into an animal’s eye. They feel pain, their blood flows, they have a brain.
ANIMALS HAVE RIGHTS TOO AND BECAUSE THEY CAN’T SPEAK UP FOR THOSE RIGHTS, WE MUST SPEAK UP FOR THEM.
*Note: To learn more and to check out my sources, click on the above links. The images were taken from Google Images. The thoughts and words of this article are mine. © Kalie Lyn, 2011.*