Dog fighting is a sport where dogs are forced to fight one another for the pure entertainment or profit for the spectator. Dogs that participate in these dog fighting are usually, raised in isolation and is usually conditioned to the usage of muscle enhancing and encourage aggressiveness drugs on the daily bases. In addition, dogs usually have their ears cropped and their tails docked to minimize the dog’s normal body language and limit the areas for other dogs to grab in fights. Most of the time, the cropping of ears and docking of tails are done in inhumane and cruel ways. In all 50 states, dog fighting is a felony, however, no law seems to be enforced as these fights continues to happen everyday and any place. The dogs usually suffer from severe injuries such as puncture wounds, blood loss, broken bones, laceration, etc. These fights can be minutes and maybe in several hours, though, these animals don’t usually die during these fights, they may die after the fights and the dog that lost can be killed or discarded “as part of the sport”.
How to Spot Signs of Dogfightinghttps://www.aspca.org/animal-cruelty/dogfighting
It is important to be able to recognize the signs identified with dogfighting so that you can report any suspected dogfighting activity to your local authorities.
If you witness the following signs in your community and suspect dogfighting activity, you should consider contacting your local authorities immediately:
1.Dogs with multiple scars, possibly with lips or ears ripped off
2.Pit bull-mix-type dogs weighing approximately 40-50 pounds
3.Dogs on heavy chains, tethered to a tire axle or dog house/barrel
4.Dirt ring around the dog
5.Dogs chained inches apart from one another
6.Dogs chained or penned in a secluded area intentionally kept out of the public’s view
Keep in mind that in urban communities like New York City, dogs used for fighting are often found living in secluded, indoor areas such as basements, where they are hidden from public view. Their ears may also be cropped.
Lets work together and track down these dogfighting activities!!