DogsBite.org - Many comments have come in regarding our recent post about the seizure of Ed Faron's dogs at Wildside Kennels. There are too many good comments to bring to the central blog page. We hope that by bringing this one, readers continue the conversation. (We have added hyperlinks to help readers reference related content). This particular comment focuses on the $64,000 question: Why do many pit bull advocates continue to tolerate, protect and enable the "dogmen"?
comment: "This is so very important. I want to make this clear to readers of this blog and anyone else who will listen. Dogfighters are breeding and advertising these dogs in plain sight, all over the Internet. Someone here posted a link to the pit bull chat forum, which bills itself as an "educational community of pit bull dog advocates". In addition to the many young women posting endlessly about rescuing pit bulls, and the posting of "positive press" news stories about pit bulls, there are subforums dedicated to "bloodlines" and "breeding" where people trade information about the game-bred lines.
You would have to be a complete moron to not understand what these people were talking about...they are asking if this or that bloodline (enter the name of a well known fighting bloodline...Bolio, Colby, Jocko, etc.) is "any good", or would be an "asset to my yard". What do you think they are talking about?
Are we all that stupid? Why does the public fall for this? Does anyone really believe that people who keep a "yard" of 15 game bred pit bulls on chains, with an old barrel for a dog house, is breeding them for "family pets", or that these animals are "show dogs"? How do people who claim to be dedicated to "rescue" and pretend to be animal welfare advocates manage to ignore what right under their noses? Why do virtually ALL of the pit bull advocates tolerate, protect, and enable the "dogmen"?
Anyone who has lurked on that forum, and who knows anything about the world of dogfighting, knows exactly how to read between the lines, and what these people are talking about. This is felony animal cruelty, and these "educational communities" have welcomed the backyard breeders and dog fighters with open arms. Where the hell are the REAL animal welfare advocates? What is wrong with the true dog lovers in this country, that we tolerate this type of in-your-face sadistic cruelty by pretending we don't see it when its right in front of us?"
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