A Showdog Judge
Yuma, AZ - The YumaSun news agency reported a hum-dinger foul up. We hope they become aware of this error, or worse, bad judgment. Yesterday, they published a pit bull puff article regarding an upcoming pit bull dog show. The event is an All American Dog Registry Show (AADR) where owners trot around pit bulls for prizes.
The Judge for the first show is T.L. Williams, who is currently being charged with one count of dogfighting and 24 counts of animal cruelty.
Who can forget the recent Mahlon Patrick fighting dog bust in Tucson? Honorable T.L. Williams (pictured) was part of the historic Pima County bust. The Human Society of the United States, which participated in the bust, says that Williams ran the online registry for the AADR, which enabled dogfighters to keep doing their dirty and illegal business.
HSUS spokesperson John Goodwin said that breeders of fighting dogs used the AADR registry to get the registration papers to prove the dog's bloodline. Critics add that the organization and web site -- operated by T.L. Williams and Robert Smith -- is designed by dogfighters and for dogfighters. It's a networking apparatus for the dogfighting subculture.
Charged with felony dogfighting and still an appropriate pick to judge a pit bull dog show!
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