Today was National Dog Fighting Awareness Day and we sure hope that everyone will do their part to help end this evil torturous bloodsport. When you hear the words “dog fighting,” the first individual that comes to mind is Michael Vick. This person is someone whom we will never forgive for the pain and suffering he caused to so many innocent victims. But the reality to this is that there are many more evil monsters like him throughout the world. And without everyone's help and support to make a difference, this will continue.
|Charlie - Used As Bait and Lost His Eyes|
Dogs involved in dog fights are often severely injured--or killed--during the fight. These fights may last for hours until one of the animals quits or dies. Furthermore, these animals do not receive veterinary attention. Losers that do not die may be tortured, starved to death, or even killed outright by their owners.
Dog fighting promotes crime, such as cruelty to animals, violence to others, theft, drug use/possession/distribution, illegal weapons use/possession, and gambling. It also creates fear in our neighborhoods of being attacked or killed by dogs, as well as fear of people who use fighting dogs to intimidate others. Recently convicted dog fighters in Chicago have criminal records that include such significant crimes as assault/battery, arson, weapons charges, burglary, drug charges, and attempted murder.
Exposure to dog fighting can have a direct effect on our children. But beyond these immediate dangers, violence that is condoned and encouraged, such as in these fights, can effect children (as well as adults) by promoting a desensitization to the suffering others. They show that an acceptance of violence is a "norm."
Dog-Fighting has a negative effect on many aspects, but most of all to the animals involved. These innocent animals suffer at the hands of ignorance. Anti-DogFighting Campaign has been created to help put an end to this suffering by campaigning to stop dog fighting and end the use of bait dogs.
The staff of the Anti-DogFighting Campaign devotes our time to investigate dog fighting in locations of high activity, reported locations, reported website pertaining to dog fighting and profiles / pages / groups from Facebook which contain dog fighting. We work with police departments, authorities animal welfare agencies and animal welfare organizations worldwide to save the animals in danger, as well as seeking justice for the animals who have suffered from this issue at the hands of these offenders.
The ADFC is working with organizations worldwide such as HSUS, ASPCA, SPCA International, International Humane Society, Animal welfare agencies and organizations worldwide, Worldwide Law Enforcement, Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation (Actress), RSPCA Qld, ALDF and National District Attorneys Association. These organizations monitor us and the President/CEO does have meeting with these individuals on a regular basis. We also work with police departments, animal control officers, anti-dogfighting task forces worldwide and international governmental organizations.
The Anti-DogFighting Campaign staff also battle in legislative changes in laws regarding dog fighting and the need for animal abuse offender registries. We work hard to convince state officials and worldwide officials to see the horrors and dangers of dog fighting and how these changes are a must.
The Anti-DogFighting Campaign staff are also very involved in promoting the awareness of an ongoing trend of dog fighting and the suffering of animals used as bait. We take part in expos, public speaking and educational awareness to help the public better understand the severity of this issue and the need to report any suspected activity.
The Anti-DogFighting Campaign DOES NOT support closing down pages of animal abuse. Removing these pages only hides this from your view but the animals are continuing to suffer and the offenders are continuing to get away with the crimes. Everyone may hate to "see" the photos, but the animals are the ones who have to "feel" the pain. These pages are the ONLY link to where these animals are located and the ONLY way to get help to these animals. These pages are evidence that can be used in courts to make sure that offenders are prosecuted. And removing the pages only makes the jobs of those of us who work hard to get justice for the animals, animal welfare organizations, police departments, animal control, lawyers, officials,....all of us. These pages should be used for evidence in the courts and these pages should be used to convince our state officials and overseas country officials that these crimes are being committed, how extreme the issue is, the damage that it is causing and the need for the laws to be changed and harsher penalties to be handed down to offenders. Why not use the pages to the advantage to save animals and punish offenders rather than hide them just because it's hard for us to see.
|Remember: Springpoles and Treadmills are also used for conditioning of all dogs. This applies when all other signs are present as well. Springpoles and Treadmills are an excellent source of condition if done properly.|
If you suspect dog fighting, please reach out to authorities and contact the Anti-DogFighting Campaign. No animal should ever endure this kind of suffering and the only way to help all the countless victims, is for all of us to ban together and end dog fighting. They never asked for this life, they were forced into it and they only wanted to be loved. Please join us in this battle and help us put an end to the suffering of these victims and lets get these offenders punished for their crimes.
These animals fight just to survive....
The Anti-DogFighting Campaign Fight To Save Them
Anti-DogFighting Campaign President & CEO