Tuesday, September 30, 2008

A fight to save urban youth from dogfighting


If you have time, check out the really encouraging feature article by Sharon L. Peters in USA Today on one effort by the Humane Society of the United States to stop animal abuse by reforming the abusers.

3 comments:

Reena said...

In the United States, there are several fighting breeds that are generically referred to as “pit bulls." The American Kennel Club does not recognize pit bulls, but registers breeds such as the American Stafford shire terrier, Stafford shire bull terrier, bull terrier, and bulldog. The United Kennel Club, American Dog Breeders Association, and National Kennel Club do recognize the American pit bull terrier as a unique breed, quite distinct from the aforementioned breeds. Quite recently, the United Kennel Club has recognized the American bulldog and Presa Canario, both of which are often mistakenly referred to as pit bulls as well. Breeders and professional level dogfighters are very particular about the pedigree of the dogs, but the great majority of the American fighting dogs that are referred to as “pit bulls” tend to be an amalgamation of the various breeds. Regardless of the official title, these dogs are arguably among the most loyal and most abused of all dogs in American culture. They have been selectively bred as fighting dogs due to their unique capacity to fight to the death whereas most other dogs retreat once they have exhausted themselves
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sophia said...

Dogfighting has been going on in the United States for more than two centuries. Ultimately, the mind-set of young dogfighters must be changed. Dogs that are decent fighters may survive several bouts before being mauled so badly they die or are killed. The life expectancy of an inner city pit bull is 18 months. Dogs that won't fight or don't fight well are regarded as not worthy and they are shot, hanged or set loose.
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marina said...

Article 12, Title 4, Subtitle 6-601Rabies Vaccination. Anyone who owns or harbors a cat or dog 4 months of age or older must have the animal vaccinated for rabies and be able to provide proof of vaccination. Article 12, Title 4 subtitle 7-702 Licensing. The owner of any dog or cat 4 months of age or older must obtain a license for the animal. Article 12, Title 4, Subtitle 9-904 Animal Disturbance Prohibited. It is unlawful for a person who wns,keeps or has possession of an animal to permit the animal to disturb the quiet of a person or neighborhood.
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