Dear Future President,
Dog fighting is a big issue. It is bigger now than ever because of the internet. The fighters can contact each other and keep up with the dogs’ stats, sell dogs and organize fights. These secretive enterprises can be underground, in abandoned buildings or hidden in plain sight. The government has not given the states enough resources to investigate and combat the fights. Tons of celebrities have involved in dog fighting such as Michael Vick, a former Atlanta Falcons player who is now on the Pittsburgh Steelers. He ran a secret dog fighting enterprise behind his family home in 2007. Many Americans don’t even know about some of these dog fights because they try to keep it out of the media and off our minds since the police departments cannot do much about it because a lot of gangs lead these fights. Well, it certainly is on someone’s mind, and that
Many Americans think that investigating
Though it is an illegal act in all fifty states, and police are reluctant to do anything about dogfighting without support because gangs are often the leaders of these fights. It is nearly impossible to catch a fight in progress because they are scheduled and timed by the second. Pet theft is often a felony committed by the dog fighters so they can use little house dogs as bait for the fighting dogs to train with and basically tear apart within 30 seconds. The police need support to fight these people and the nation just hasn’t given it. There are many organizations such as the Humane Society and the
“While organized dog fighting activity seemed to decline in the 1990s, many law enforcement and animal control officials feel that it has rebounded in recent years, with the Internet making it easier than ever for dog fighters to exchange information about animals and fights.” Quote from the ASPCA.org. The internet has made dog fights flourish all around the world. They can communicate about dogs, sell dogs, place bets for fights, and so forth. There is no area that most dogfighting occurs, and there is no particular race that participates in it. It could be
Dog fighting is not something that you can just see walking down the street and decide to go watch, it must be sought out thoroughly. Spectators are committing a felony as well just by attending and paying to watch this cruel act. Young children are often present at these events which puts the idea that animal suffering and disrespect for the law is acceptable. Again, I say that there are many Americans who want this to end, but we can’t do anything without the proper support
Imagine this; you are around eight years old, and your family is packing the car with snacks. You and your five-year-old sister
“While organized dog fighting activity seemed to decline in the 1990s, many law enforcement and animal control officials feel that it has rebounded in recent years, with the Internet making it easier than ever for dog fighters to exchange information about animals and fights.”
“A Closer Look at Dog Fighting.” ASPCA, http://www.aspca.org/animal-cruelty/dog-fighting/closer-look-dog-fighting.
“Dogs were bred by humans to support them and I see that this is an extremely inefficient manner at using them but in the end they are not humans, they cannot ration or think or sustain a society or anything.”
By thinking, it gets the right view of things; by neglecting to think, it fails to do this.'. “Is Dogfighting Wrong? Or Is It a Sport?” The Premier Online Debate Website, conservative12, http://www.debate.org/opinions/is-dogfighting-wrong-or-is-it-a-sport.
@Sewstacie. “These Were Michael Vick's Fighting Dogs. Where They Are Now Is Beautiful.” BarkPost, 26 Aug. 2015, http://barkpost.com/vicktory-dogs/.
By the 1930's and 1940's, the blood sport had been driven further underground as high profile organizations such as the United Kennel Club withdrew their endorsement. Although dogfighting was outlawed in all the states by 1976, it did not begin to receive, Hanna Gibson. “Full Title Name: Detailed Discussion of Dog Fighting.” Detailed Discussion of Dog Fighting, Michigan State University College of Law, 2005, https://www.animallaw.info/article/detailed-discussion-dog-fighting.
Sisneros, Chad. “Dog Fighting Fact Sheet.” Www.humanesociety.org
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