Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Dogs in the News-An Alarming Trend (Warning: sensitive readers may want to skip this.)

The following post is not for the faint of heart. As you know, in the past I've written about the topic of dogfighting. Today, I learned about a different type of dog fighting. It occurs in England. Young kids who are in street gangs are using dogs as weapons in street fighting. They are looked at as status symbols and the number is rapidly growing. In 2004 there were 28 dogs for dog fighting and in 2008 there were 284 were used for dog fighting. Of those 284 dogs, 188 were used for street fighting. In four years that's an increase of 1014%.

How alarming is this trend? There is a three-part documentary that recently aired called "My Weapon is a dog". Even worse is a 22-year-old woman whose two year old bull terrier
Hugo was kidnapped today. You can see the story in it's entirety here.

I only hope that this is a trend that reverses itself. It's not going to happen overnight, but maybe the more people out there who love dogs know about this, there can be something good to come out of the knowledge to eventually stop it. Thanks for stopping in.

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