The Michigan State University College of Law has a very informative page on dog fighting that covers the history, the training, the culture, the societal cost, the criminal links, laws and legal issues, and evidence, including less obvious things such as the drugs/vitamins/medical supplies used. You can also find out about the signs of dog fighting. And the Humane Society of the United States has a FAQ on dog fighting. (Note: None of the these pages have gruesome photos of dogs showing the barbarism of dog fighting. They do have a wealth of information.)
You can help make a change in your own country by educating yourself and by supporting groups working to end dog fighting.
Twelve other dogs were found starving without food, water, or relief from the extreme heat. The dogs also had numerous wounds. At this time, it isn’t known if these dogs were used in dog fighting or if they had fought over food.
DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, pleaded guilty to charges related to animal cruelty in 2002 to avoid jail time and was required to make Public Service Announcements against animal cruelty.
At this time, Pet ‘n Shape has no information on the recall, but check their site to check their product list. Smokehouse reports that they test their products for melamine, cyanuric acid, e-coli, salmonella, tpc, and pesticides, and have found nothing.
Fanconi syndrome is more commonly seen as a genetic disease found in Basenjis affecting the kidneys. The cases of Fanconi syndrome linked to jerky treats are acquired not inherited.
Product: Bravo Original Formula Chicken Blend frozen raw food Product Numbers: 21-102, 21-105, 21-110 Sizes: 2 pound, 5 pound and 10 pound tubes Batch ID code (on hang tag): 236 Reason for Recall: Salmonella, Listeria
Product: Bravo Original Formula Turkey Blend frozen raw food Product Numbers: 31-102, 31-105, 31-110 Sizes: 2 pound, 5 pound and 10 pound tubes Batch ID code (on hang tag): 236 Reason for Recall: Listeria
Product: Bravo Basic Formula Finely Ground Chicken frozen raw food Product Number: 21-212 Size: 2 pound tube Batch ID Code (on hang tag): 226 Reason for Recall: Salmonella, Listeria
So far, there have been no reports of illness in pets or people. Read more about the symptoms and prevention of Salmonellosis and Listeriosis.