Friday, November 18, 2011

Speculating a dog fight is...

So over some research I discovered that watching/attending a dog fight is only a MISDEMEANOR in 25 States. I feel that this is wrong. The people who attend the dog fight are the ones who fund it and are the ones who the "show" is for why isn't there harsher punishments?

They are witnessing animal cruelty, abuse, neglect, murder (in most cases) and they are participating in a felony! Every state its a felony for some one to hold a dog fight so these speculators are contributing but getting off with a misdemeanor makes me sick! These poor dogs are thrown in with each other to fight til the death and in most cases if death did not occur it does after at the hands of the owner.

The owners tend to kill them by electrical shock, strangulation or beating by a weapon and then they dump them in a garbage bag. Even if Animal authorities step in and find out where the rings are being held most if not all of the animals located there will be put down to avoid adopting out a possible "aggressive" dog. Other animals are used as bait to train the dogs for upcoming fights including kittens, cats, puppies, adults dogs, and rabbits. A lot of which you can find for free on craigslist all day long.

There are rewards for those who come forward with information found from workingpitbull.com


Nationwide:
The Humane Society of the United States:
offers a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any person who organizes dogfights, participates in dogfights, promotes dogfighting, or officiates at dogfights. HSUS personnel state that the amount given will depend on how important the information given is. Personal experience leads me to believe this money may be a bit tough to get from them. Also, for an organization worth over 96 million dollars, I wish they would offer just a bit more. It could really help.
In Defense Of Animals: offers a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of pet thieves. If you have information about these or other pet thieves, please contact: IN DEFENSE OF ANIMALS at 1-800-STOLEN-PET (1-800-786-5367.)
International:
United Kingdom:
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals: offers a 1,000 pound reward for information regarding dog fighting (which leads to a bust). Contact them at: http://www.rspca.org.uk/
Local States:
Alabama:
North Talladega Humane Society:has announced the formation of the "Fund For the Prevention Of Animal Abuse". It's purpose is to offer rewards of from to for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone abusing animals. The more serous offenses being dog fighting and poisoning. This offer is area wide including adjoining counties. Additional information may be had by calling 256-249-3573.
Illinois
:
Sangamon and Menard Counties Crime Stoppers: SAD(Stop Abuse of Dogs and other pets) The SAD Program was initiated to combat the increase in dog theft and dog fighting in Sangamon and Menard Counties. The information will be investigated by the proper authorities and if an arrest is made the caller will receive a cash reward. 800.397.2288
New York:
Out of the Pits Rescue:offering a $250 reward for information leading to the arrest of anyone promoting or participating in dog fighting in the state of NY. They can be contacted at: www.outofthepits.org
Humane Society of Wayne County: offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of anyone promoting or participating in dog fighting.
The Humane Society of Rochester & Monroe County: at Lollypop Farm 99 Victor Road Fairport, NY 14450 585-223-1330 If you have information regarding animal fighting, contact the Humane Society at Lollypop Farm's Animal Cruelty Hotline at (716) 223-6500 immediately. Rewards of up to $3500 are available for information that leads to the arrest and/or conviction of individuals involved in animal fighting.
Maryland:
Baltimore City Animal Control: $1000 reward offered for information on dog fighting activity in Baltimore City and County. If you have information on dog fighting activity in Baltimore County, call 911. If you have information on dog fighting activity in Baltimore City call Animal Control at (410) 396-4698.



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