Michael Vick, quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons, has been indicted for conspiracy in relation to a dog fighting organization based on his property since 2001. I hope this send a message to people across the country that dog fighting won’t be tolerated. And I hope it raises awareness about this brutal crime.
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, 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 by educating yourself and by supporting these groups: