On a typical Saturday, like today, I might be helping snoopervise Our yard work, or I might be playing with my girlfriend Sniglet. Or, I might be romping in the alley with my friend Sandy here.
But, sadly, for lots of doggies, Saturdays are bad days. In fact, I suspect that most days are bad days. My peep was telling me about a dog fighting ring – right here in Virginia – that was operating until recently. Then, the ASPCA and the law folks, helped break it up on April 20.
I swear, as if the Michael Vick experience wasn’t bad enough, a dog fighting ring had to happen again just a couple of hours away.
Then, to top it all off, She read me this quote from a news article about the April 20 event. “We see this all over the country at a high rate. People have no idea how common this is.” Tim Rickey, senior investigations director for the ASPCA, said this. Can you believe it?
People don’t have any idea how common dog fighting is.
It’s got to stop.
To learn more, visit the ASPCA website here.
What You Learned Today:
- Dog fighting is common. Really??? Why, I wonder??? Why would someone cause dogs to try to kill each other? They wouldn’t do that to their children, would they?
- There’s even a mobile app called Dog Wars by Kage Games where virtual dogs are trained to fight. Players can even inject their dogs with steroids and use a gun against law enforcement. Learn more about this on the ASPCA website. Can you imagine the harm to young people who might play this game? Those who will then get older and think it’s OK to hurt, even kill, animals???
- Studies have shown that those who have no regard for animals end up having no regard for humans either. Oh me.
- Sorry to be such a downer today, but better a downer than a fighter.
- The only fighting I’m going to do is to try to help stop this stuff. Write some letters, blog about it, spread the word. Sign some petitions.
- Help me help others. Please.