23 January 2011

Rehabilitating former fighting dogs

From PBS Need To Know program, a story (inspired by Jim Gorant’s book The Lost Dogs) about what happens after fighting dogs are rescued. There is a backstory relating to an NFL football player who was imprisoned for involvement in dogfighting.

The most interesting part of this story is what happened to the former fighting dogs.

Watch the full episode. See more Need To Know.

Read more.
For more information on dogfighting in the U.S., and what’s being done to combat it, check out these organizations:

Bay Area Dog lovers responsible about pit bulls
ASPCA: Ten ways to help end dogfighting
Best Friends
Humane Society: Dogfighting
Pit Bull Rescue Central
Thankfully, there is no (known) dogfighting culture in Australia, although this recent report from Townsville is worrying.

No comments: