Fighting for Life: Dog Fighting is a Brutal Unecessary Contest

675 WordsFeb 26, 20183 Pages
Gandhi once said, “A greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be Judged by the way its animals are treated” In this world, animals are abused, fought, and killed without a second thought. The fighting of animals, especially dogs, is called dog-fighting, and is a major issue throughout America, and even in many other countries. Dog-fighting wasn’t well known until Michael Vick and Bad Newz Kennels brought it into the public. Many people don’t realize the extent of the training and suffering the dogs go through or even how they’re killed. Dog fighting is a brutal contest between two dogs that are bred, trained, and conditioned to fight. These dogs are put in a pit to fight each other for the spectators' entertainment and for them to gamble on who will win or lose. Dog fights last for one to two hours or until one dog cannot or will not continue. (Humansociety.org) I see criminals gang members and people with violent behavior as the people who would be involved with dog fighting because they are looking for an outlet to their behavior. Dog fights are usually held in abandoned warehouses, vacant garage, commercial or residential basement, secluded park, and even farms or barns. There are three levels of Dog fighting which are professional which is someone who generally travels the country breeding and fighting dogs for profit. There are hobbyists who may have a handful of dogs they breed and follow the rules of a refereed dogfight, but they would normally stay at a

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