Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Judge orders that pit bulls be destroyed

Despite the undisputed successful example of rescuing and rehabilitating Michael Vick's fighting dogs last year, a North Carolina judge yesterday ordered that more than 127 pit bulls seized in December from a fighting ring be destroyed.

"Those dogs are going to be killed solely because of prejudice," said Ledy VanKavage, an attorney for Best Friends Animal Society, which had offered to pay to have the dogs evaluated and to spay or neuter the adoptable dogs.

Read the rest of the Winston-Salem Journal article by reporter Monte Mitchell.

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