Sunday, March 22, 2009

Dog Fighting - Why?

What is Dog Fighting?

"Dog fighting is a sadistic "contest" in which two dogs—specifically bred, conditioned, and trained to fight—are placed in a pit (generally a small arena enclosed by plywood walls) to fight each other for the spectators' entertainment and gambling. Fights average nearly an hour in length and often last more than two hours. Dogfights end when one of the dogs will not or cannot continue. In addition to these dogfights, there are reports of an increase in unorganized street fights in urban areas." Dogfighting Fact Sheet

This is by far the cruelest form of dog treatment ever. Supporters buy a fighting breed puppy that's cute and beautiful, starve him, hit him, abuse him and train him to hate and fight. Such people are not aware that dogs are creatures as much as we are. How one would like it if he was trained to only fight to kill? It's inhumane and it's the worst form of abuse for animals.

Dog fighting is in some countries, up until now, a sport or a game of gambling where they gamble on the which dog will win the fight. During the fight, loud voices of pain and suffering will be heard by the audience coming from the dogs fighting, not forgetting the physical pain and sometimes the death of one of them. Even if one of them survived or both did, there will be scars and painful procedures done for the dog afterwards. The dog with the most scars on his body is considered a strong dominant dog.

In the west, dog fighting is, in some countries, considered a crime. In the middle east, it's still not considered crime, but there are many organizations that are against it and fighting for the right of stopping this animal cruelty. Nowadays, in the middle east, having a dog is not as strange as before, people are buying dogs, adopting and raising them in their own homes; this is amazing since ten years before, having a dog in the house wasn't something very acceptable in the society. But the only problem is that many people brag about the strength of their dogs based on dog fighting instead of how friendly they are with other people and dogs.

I personally love dogs and owned one myself, a beautiful Golden Retriever female named "Mia" - No offence to anyone called Mia. I can't imagine or even think of putting my own dog even if it wasn't a Golden Retriever into a pit to fight other dogs. I will never allow my dog to suffer just so I can make money and gain popularity. It's a very inhumane thing to do and I am working my way around fighting this phenomena in my area where I live by posting this article that's also accessible to all internet users.
Public Facebook Photo Gallery for Mia

Dog fights are something sometimes we can't control even if one had the friendliest terrier. Terriers are called so because they're very territorial, when other "alien" dogs get close to their territory they go and fight so they keep the owners safe, even if the dog was not trained to fight. It's a survival instinct. To be able to stop a fight there is a very useful short guidline to stopping it without getting hurt. Especially because when dogs are engaged in a fight, they switch into survival mode kill-or-be-killed not realizing who's the good or the bad and sometimes resulting in major injuries to anyone trying to end it. To be able to stop a dog fight without getting hurt CLICK HERE.

The following are some useful websites involving Dog Fights:
To support the cause against Dog Fighting please sign the petition --> Stop Dog Fighting

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