The Pit Bull Is The Most Misunderstood Breed

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If you owned an animal, would you love and take care of it or would you deliberately and maliciously inflict pain upon it? Dog fighting is one of the most heinous forms of animal cruelty, and it continues to occur in every part of the country and in every type of community. The pit bull is the most misunderstood breed that has such a bad reputation today due to the percentage of people that idolize the breed and common misconceptions against them. Dog fighting is an insidious underground organized crime that deserves much legal and political investigation. The blood sport is embraced by medieval gentry and later promoted by colonial and Victorian miscreants, is now completely outlawed in the United States. As a result, the absolute prohibition in America, it has reached epidemic proportions in all urban communities and continues to thrive in many rural areas as well. The blood sport of dog fighting involves a contest between two dogs, primarily pit bulls, fighting each other in front of spectators for entertainment and gambling purposes. Dogfight’s are stages in a variety of settings. In rural areas, they are often staged in barns or outdoor pits. In urban areas, fights are staged in garages, basements, warehouses, and abandoned buildings. Before the match, the dogs are weighed and washed to ensure that they are not covered in poison. During the match, the dogs quietly maul each other until a ‘turn’ is called. Matches end when a dog quits or dies, when a handler pulls a…

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