Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Dogfighting: Cruelty, not sport

Submitted by Andy Bass, EARS South Florida State Coordinator

Their bodies may be broken, but their spirits are rock solid. I am surrounded by some of the sweetest dogs I have ever seen, and I have seen thousands in my years with EARS.

How anyone could allow one of these gracious and grateful creatures to be ripped apart for the thrill of "sport" is beyond me. The winner of this "sport" may get a bowl of food, that, if they have any teeth left after the fight, they gulp quickly. The loser, if still alive, gets dragged back to his cage and goes to the "dumping ground." Some sport, eh???

The sad part is even though we have brought them out of this hell, finding suitable homes for them will be a challenge to say the least. Last year, in the single largest dogfighting bust in U.S. history, more than 500 pit bulls were seized in six midwest states. And here are almost 40 more and it's only February.

True justice would be to charge dogfighters with lifetime care and feeding costs of these animals.

Real life challenges us to beat the bushes once again and pray for a miracle, or in this case, 37 miracles.

You can do your part by sharing this story with others. It's time to put an end to dogfighting once and for all. The Washington County Sheriff, the courts and the ASPCA will see to it the dogfighters get what they deserve. Help us help these noble creatures find the life every good dog deserves.


  1. I don't think it could have been said any better Andy. I see those dogs are already getting to you. They got to me the first day also. Both groups. I pray that they are all saved. They need to find out what life is all about.

  2. I am sending up good thoughts/wishes as well. All animals deserve FOREVER homes, but I am wondering if there are any specific needs for these dear ones, other than lots of time, patience, and love, of course!


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