Monday, June 30, 2008
In Northern Ireland -- a dogfighting stronghold, with deep historic roots -- a garda (Irish police officer) recently received 100 stitches after two pit bull terriers attacked him. The 40-year old officer suffered serious injuries to his left leg. The vicious dogs were put down after the same animals bit a second officer the following day.
The attacks took place as police were searching a house thought to have illegal drugs in Galway City. The first officer was bitten during the search in an attack that lasted several minutes. He was taken to a hospital and received 100 stitches. When a dog warden was later sent to the house, a second garda accompanying him was also bitten.
In 2007, a BBC undercover team infiltrated and busted a network of Northern Ireland gangs who buy and sell pit bulls for fighting, specifically the Farmers Boys gang. The video is about 40 minutes and worth each second. It offers a telling history of the pit bull, in addition to the stark reality of pit bull injury. Watch the BBC Expose
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| 7/01/2008 3:24 PM |
The BBC story linked here is excellent... a must see. And things are no different in America. Dog fighting is big business, estimated at a billion plus. And the pit bull advocacy is for the most part a sham, with the most prolific and persistent defenders talking out of both sides of their mouths, with both feet squarely, "in the business." Their willing dupes are another matter, but no less pathetic.