Dog fighting is rampant in the world today, In the back alley’s and in the underground fight clubs, in the big city and in the country, in trunks of cars in the inner cities, everywhere!
It exists in almost every country across the globe, brutality rules I guess! I have never understood dogfighting and the lure of it, why would any rational person find this entertaining? Brandon Bond (Atlanta Pit Bull Rescue, Owner of All Or Nothing Tattoo, Award Winning Tattoo Artist, and Pit Bull Advocate) for those who don’t know the name, he also was part of the documentary “The lost dogs” he witnessed a dog fight when he was young and says it was the most disturbing thing he had ever seen and it changed him, well how could it not?
Although I have a hard time understanding why anyone would watch UFC, Cock fighting, Hockey or Boxing either, They are the most archaic of sports, the equivalent to the roman arena’s. Seeing blood spilt in any capacity is disturbing to me in general, and yet accepted in the general public, I am not a hockey fan, and it’s because of the fighting, riddle me this, we teach our children to have good sportsmanship and that fighting is wrong, yet we will pack them up and take them to a hockey game and let them witness grown men fight over a puck! Why? It sounds a bit hypocritical to me.
Bloodshed sports will not end any time soon, lets just face facts here, however of the sports I mentioned we must understand with great clarity that dog fighting, cock-fighting, and bull fighting, they are NOT sports, and of those only bull fighting is legal, it is watching the torture of an animal until death or exhaustion. we need to own our caveman roots, and then banish them forever.
Why should we live in a society inundated with these images;
Rather than ones of grown men playing fairly at sports, and dogs at play with each other, not war, and sports where fighting results in punishment rather than reward and applause! I know I’m a dreamer, but it sure would be nice!
As Canadians, Americans and Europeans in this day and age we should be above these types of activities and abolish them for good. We should weed out the key players and put them behind bars! I fear that men like; Michael Vick, Purnell Peace, Quanis Phillips, Tony Taylor, James Fricchione, Ummar Ahmed, Perry Barr, Barkat Hussain, Bilal Mohammed Aldeeb, David Robinson, Anderson Belcher, John Lee, Mark Giles, Joseph Anderson, Geoffrey Jones, Raymond Clayden, Belcher Barnard, Terrence Ball, William Field, Seamen Anderson, John Clark, John Fuller, William Anderson, Paul Hill, and Malcom Cooper, just to name a few, are and or will be back out on the streets soon engaging in the same types of crime or worse! Now Michael Vick is slightly more famous, more for dog fighting than anything else, despite the best efforts of the League and BET network, so I would Imagine that he will keep his nose clean over the next few years at least, if he wants his millions from the league! As for the rest I don’t see anything bright or forthcoming in their careers of choice, if they had any aside from dog fighting and cock-fighting that is.
Now, the men named in this post, you must know that they represent a larger group, do not be fooled this is a network, through to the core, there were dogs seized in a dog fighting ring in Europe that were shipped in from America solely for the purposes of fighting. So it is bigger than we think folks!
If you think you know someone engaging in dog fighting or even going as a spectator, report it! It is one of the only ways to make this stop! that and through licensing and responsibility Legislation.
The above mentioned names, they are just a few, as I say there are more, many, many more out there! Is the world really full of them? are they your neighbour, your friend, your husband or brother, sister or mom?
I am overwhelmed at the thought of it, but it makes me want to push harder for Legislation to be passed to spare the innocent from a life of torture, abuse, and ultimately death! As for professional sports, well, I may have to leave that one up for debate and to someone else to change, but think about it, for your kids!
I have published names because these were people who were in fact convicted, and I will say this much, I wouldn’t want my daughter dating someone who is capable of that, would you?