I know I am late to the game. I do not have a television, so I was unable to watch Dogtown’s episode on the Michael Vick dogs. I was able to catch a repeat at a friends house this past weekend.
I have to say that I am just stunned. How does this happen in this day and age? What is going on in the minds of those people who think this is o.k.?
I do not even know how to approach this, as it is so outrageous and inhumane.
According to CNN, “dogfighting is on the rise, with purses up to $100,00.” There are even underground dogfighting magazines. I am absolutely not including pictures with this entry, as it is just too horrific to even imagine. We are all compassionate, we do not need the pictures to see how horrible this is.
Baby steps. Even a little bit will make a difference. If we all work on creating awareness, maybe things will change.
The Humane Society of the United States has a fact sheet on dogfighting and actions to take. It would be a good start.
Somehow, somewhere, we are going to have to find out what is going on in these people’s heads, and why their hearts are so hard. Then, with understanding, we can make this go away forever.
More coming soon. Please feel free to send me any information I can post.