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    In July of 2007, a man’s livelihood and freedom hung in the balance. Atlanta Falcons star quarterback Michael Vick was on trial for charges of illegal dogfighting, accused of abhorrent abuse and slaughter of dogs in the brutal blood sport. To public satisfaction, the promising first round overall draft pick was sentenced to 21 months in a federal prison with two months of house arrest. With justice served, it brings the question, how influential and lucrative is the underground dog fighting scene so that a 37 million dollar annual salary celebrity would risk incarceration? According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), “As with any other illegal underground activity, it is impossible to determine how…

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    Why Is Dog Fighting Wrong

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    Dog fighting, A violent sport including two dogs in a ring or pit forced to fight one another for the entertainment of the spectators or the dogfighters aka dogmen. The process starts with these dog owners buying and raising these animals, mostly pits, sometimes multiple dogs at a time to do one thing. They train them, sometimes with extreme circumstances and teach them how to fight and kill other dogs. It is a fight to the death and it is all for money. A gambling ring that allows cruel…

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    purposes which Americans deem decent. Being raised for a source of food, confined to a life of observation and spending a lifetime in a zoo are a few, among many, ways an animal can be used. However, there is another way animals are used and that is through organized fighting. Animal fighting is seen as cruel and torturous to many, however to some it is seen as a money making sport and a business-like way of life. This is a current conflict running through our society today. Animal fighting is…

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    Animal abuse has been a part of human history for going farther back than 710 A.D.. Animal abuse has even been used for human entertainment such as bullfighting all the way to grindadraps. These activities still exists to this day. At some points in history animal abuse was considered a sport. Dog fighting was seen as far back as the 12th century. When the Romans invaded Britain, Britain’s used their dogs to help in the war. When they finally won they saw how strong their dogs were and began…

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    Discrimination Dog fighting and breed discrimination go hand in hand and are the dark side of our society that needs to be eliminated not only because of its extreme cruelty to the innocent dogs forced to participate, but also because of its association with gambling, gang activity, and drug use. What is dog fighting? Dog fighting is a “sport” in which dogs are specifically bred and raised to fight with other dogs to satisfy their owners gambling appetites. Two dogs are set in a arena in…

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    're upset or sick? Imagine if you raised a dog since birth and took care of it as if it was your own child and one day animal control just takes them away because of the type of breed they are. For years there has been a stereotype on pit bulls,stories about them attacking people,and even now there are many myths about them that are not true. For example, according to the article “ Pit bulls Myths” it mentions one of the many myths such as “pit bulls don 't feel pain” and it states that “ Pit…

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    Pitbull Research Paper

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    People, through ignorance and fear, have allowed the results of irresponsible ownership to camouflage the innocent dogs that make up a majority of this breed.…

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    What Are Pitbulls?

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    public as five separate breeds of dogs that look similar (Alvarado np.). Max Alvarado noted that these five breeds are frequently considered to be the: American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Bulldog, and Bull Terrier (Alvarado np.). Not only do the breed differences play a part in the unreliable statistics, but also the interbreeding between these five breeds and other breeds of dogs (Alvarado np.). Interbreeding between theses dogs…

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    violent dogs. They are stigmatized as the breed often known as fighting dogs. These dogs are singled out to be restrained or banned and are put to death just for their breed. In Lafayette, Louisiana, two men were arrested for dog fighting and fifty-seven pit bulls were confiscated. Some of the confiscated dogs had scars from fighting, and just because of the breed’s reputation, all of the dogs were considered dangerous. The Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (LSPCA)…

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    There is a varying degree of social injustices in the world today. A social injustice is defined as a situation when some unfair practices are being carried in the society. Animal abuse is the intentional infliction by humans of suffering or harm upon any non-human animal, regardless of whether the act is against the law(Humane Society). Animal abuse occurs everywhere but is more commonly found in places with more poverty where people can’t always afford to take proper care of their animals.…

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