Persuasive Essay On Dogfighting Inhumane

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In April 2007 illegal dogfighting was brought to the frontline of the nation’s attention by the NFL star Michael Vick and three of his associates. Vick was sentenced to up to 23 months in prison for housing and training 50 pit bull dogs, staging dog fights, killing dogs, and running a high stakes gambling ring that holds up to $26,000. Dogfighting is not just about the dogs, it is also about people involved in the operation. People too, can suffer the consequences as a result of dogfighting. The purpose of dogfighting is to watch two dogs be placed in a pit to fight each other for the viewer’s to gamble, and be entertained. Dogfighting matches last one to two hours, they end when either dog will not or cannot continue. In every way possible, dogfighting is wrong. Dogs are dying every day from this brutal “sport”. If they do not die, they are left physically and mentally damaged. Also, rare breeds are being made just to make stronger fighters, and are killed. Not only can dogs suffer, their owners suffer from committing …show more content…
They might insist that there is not anything wrong with dogfighting and everybody is against it without knowing facts about it. Or ask, why it is wrong to watch animals fight, but it is okay to watch people fight? Although this is a valid point, I still maintain my belief that dogfighting is wrong. What’s not wrong with dogfighting? There is no right in watching animals tear each other apart because it is what they were trained to do. The difference between boxing and dogfighting is that dogfighting is not put before the public as fights planned to end in suffering and death. Wright agrees when he states, “The first dog that yields to the opponent loses the match. Humane groups agree that it is rare dogs pushed to fight to the death” (par. 11). Dogs are fighting until one dies; people have the right to believe that dogfighting is

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