Where and how does someone grow up, to create and shape a person into becoming a dog fighter? Think about how a child is raised, was it ok to abuse animals in that home? Does that child suffer abuse and neglect also? I simply can’t fathom what goes into making a killer, they are in fact the bringers of death to dogs, a killer is defined as follows;
Killer – The causal agent resulting in death, a criminal who commits homicide (who performs the unlawful premeditated killing of another human being or animal), One that kills.
I looked at several video documentaries that showed inner-city kids, young boys, some as young as 9 who were put in charge of “walking” these dogs, I watched a young boy walking down the street kicking and punching his pit bull, while his neighbours watched and did nothing. Nice community they had there! He told the reporter that’s what his dad told him to do it, he also said his dad told him “Pit bulls don’t have feelings, so they don’t feel pain.” The calibre of this man, this father, the man in charge of molding this boy into a productive member of society, teaches his son not to respect other forms of life, he teaches him, dogs don’t feel pain, and he teaches him to be a criminal. Father of the year right there!
Men like that set their children up for failure, not success, they perpetuate the suffering and ultimately the extinguishing of innocent life. It remains a fact that most animal abusers who start as young children have the highest chance at becoming a criminal and or abuser in adulthood. I dont’ know what goes on in the heads of these people, and frankly I don’t really care, Michael Vick wanted to use his childhood as a scapegoat, that doesn’t cut it for me, he was out in society as an adult and knew full well it was against the law, that it was murder, and abuse and chose to do it anyway. Did you catch that he, not the dogs had the choice, and the power to decide for them.
He had being exposed to more than just dog fighting,he did make it to the NFL after all It’s almost funny how many criminals want to use their childhood to escape punishment, now I am in agreement that how you are molded affects the decisions you will make in life but, it can’t be used to escape punishment, I feel that if you know enough to hind the evils that you do from the world, then you know that it is wrong.
Do these men never know what it is like to have a dog love you more than they love themselves? Do they not know the feeling of warmth that comes from childhood when a dog curls up at your feet watching over you as you sleep? I guess not!
So we go from the childhood of the men into the teen years, now more often than not drug dealers will use their own children to sell they drugs, and with that comes all kinds of violence from guns to attack or guard dogs to watch their stash houses, to all out gang warfare, and dog fighting which ultimately ends with a one way ticket to the grey bar motel for most of them. Sounds productive to me…. NOT!
Then you have your adult male dog fighter who has by now become heartless, compasionless, and fearless, he will do whatever it takes to get that money, he will kill as many dogs as needed, he will breed females countless times to get the right dog, and then throw these females aside, once they are of no further use to him. This man cares for nothing and no one but himself. It’s a bit scary to think that there are more than just a select few of these men in the world reproducing and continuing the same cycle over and over, generation after generation. Money rules them, I guess society can shoulder some of that burden, since man decided money was more powerful than lending a hand, family, home, and community.
Here’s a look into Britain’s problem with dog fighters;
and here in Arizona;
America is at war with dog fighting, and most people have no idea how bad the problem really is. In fairness until about 2 years ago, neither did I, it was only until I started doing research about pit bulls, to educate myself on the dog, that I became aware of how grewsome and out of control it is. Once it became crystal clear to me what was really going on, not just in America, Britain, and Afghanistan, but right here, here in Canada too! I knew to change the future of the kids raised in dog fighting circles, and for the future of these dogs I had to get involved, we all have to get involved, use your vote people use your voice, let your policy makers know what you think about BSL and crime.
Please make yourself aware, please learn all you can, because as you have just read even if you don’t own a fighting dog, yours could be stolen and used as a bait dog so it’s time to get involved and protect all dogs! Can you imagine what the problem will look like in another twenty years if left unchecked and unpunished?
I can and it literally keeps me up nights.