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  • Meet Dallas, the pit bull saved from a Canadian dogfighting ring to get K-9 training

    08/16/2018 10:09:04 PM PDT · by Norski · 23 replies
    MetroUSA ^ | august 13, 2018 | Sam Newhouse
    'Ontario 21' pit bull saved from fighting will get training for K-9 work in Philly area with the Throw Away Dogs Project. By Sam Newhouse Dallas, a pit bull rescued from an Ontario dog-fighting ring, was facing euthanasia but now is entering training as a K-9. A pit bull who has led a precarious life for years – discovered in a massive Canadian dogfighting ring, scheduled for execution by animal welfare authorities and then freed by court order – is now on the way to a very unexpected second act: K-9 police dog training in the Philly area through the...
  • Tribute to the Victim’s of Michael Vick’s Dog Fighting Ring

    05/28/2016 10:44:47 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 29 replies
    Top Dog Tips.com ^ | May 23, 2016 | Diana Beth Miller
    You Need to See This Tribute to the Victim’s of Michael Vick’s Dog Fighting Ring By Diana Beth Miller - May 23, 2016 Dog fighting has been around for decades. We once may have thought of this practice as one of those faraway, unmentionable “sports” that takes place in the dark recesses of abandoned buildings with less-than-stellar characters at the helm. But, when news broke of an American football quarterback, Michael Vick’s, horrendous practice of dog fighting within the confines of his “luxury” home and property, people were not only shocked and stunned, but also extremely angry that this high-profile...
  • Police make two arrests in case of dog tied to railroad tracks

    03/16/2015 11:58:54 AM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 53 replies
    FOX 13 Tampa Bay ^ | 3/11/2015 | FOX 13 Tampa Bay staff
    TAMPA (FOX 13) - Police have arrested two juveniles in connection with a dog that was found shot and tied to railroad tracks last week. Detectives said the dog had been purchased for fighting, and wasn't much of a fighter, so her owners wanted to get rid of her, according to Det. Sgt. Patrick Messmer with the Tampa Police Department. The 2-year-old female mixed breed was tied to the tracks with a belt at the end of a road in a Sulphur Springs neighborhood. She had been shot in the neck and shoulder. Police said it was an active track,...
  • Bob Barr: "Get off Michael Vick's ass"

    09/12/2011 6:53:29 AM PDT · by martosko · 55 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/12/2011 | Bob Barr
    The 2011 NFL season is barely underway, and already handicappers are predicting who will play in next February’s Super Bowl XLVI; some are picking the Philadelphia Eagles to represent the NFC. At the same time, certain football moralists are ragging against the new contract inked by the Eagles’ quarterback, Michael Vick. They should get off Michael Vick’s rear end and let him play football. [ ... ] Liberals and conservatives alike frequently speak in support of rehabilitation and second chances; but such rhetoric often falls victim to prejudices against individual persons who have been convicted of crimes. In this instance,...
  • Dead dogs found in box along roadside; dog fighting suspected

    07/26/2011 4:21:11 PM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 3 replies
    WIS News ^ | 26 July 2011 | WIS Staff
    YORK COUNTY, SC (WBTV) - The York County Sheriff's Office and the York County Animal Control are investigating after they say an abandoned box with two dead dogs inside was found on the side of the road. According to the Sheriff's Office, a deputy received a report on Saturday morning around 9:50 a.m. about a box in the roadway on Devinney Road, near the City of York, with two dead dogs inside. This happened on the section of road between McFarland Road and East Liberty Street. A deputy responded and located the box containing two dead dogs which appeared to...
  • Michael Vick to address Congress on animal fighting

    07/18/2011 4:51:53 PM PDT · by kanawa · 48 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | Jul 18, 2011 | Lynn Curwin
    Michael Vick, the American football player who served 21 months in prison for dog fighting, is scheduled to appear on a Capitol Hill to speak about legislation which would penalize those who support animal fighting. The Morning Call reported that a bill, titled H.R. 2492, was recently introduced by U.S. Reps Tom Marino and Betty Sutton. It is designed to penalize those who finance and/or attend dog and cock fights and impose additional penalties on those who bring children to such events. Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) president and CEO Wayne Pacelle is also scheduled to be on...
  • Dog found with teeth sawed off [dog-fighting bait dog]

    07/12/2011 8:41:19 AM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 104 replies
    WIS News ^ | Taylor Kearns
    WEST COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - The people at PETS, Inc. see animals come through the door in bad shape everyday, but some there say this one takes the cake. A dog they've named "Cowboy," walked in their doors timidly Saturday with a tennis ball in his mouth, bite wounds from the nose to tail, underweight and dehydrated. When they opened his mouth to determine his age, they were shocked to see that all of his teeth had been broken or sawed off, indicating that he had been used as a "bait dog" to train juvenile Pit Bulls for fighting. The...
  • Controversial Dog Wars app renamed KG Dogfighting, back on sale

    05/01/2011 8:13:34 AM PDT · by Immerito · 9 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 30, 2011 | LA Times Staff
    The controversial Dog Wars app has been renamed KG Dogfighting and is back up on the Android Marketplace. The site says it was updated Saturday two days after the head of the Los Angeles police union urged Google to permanently pull the virtual dogfighting game app from its phone app marketplace. In the letter sent Thursday to Google Chief Executive Officer Larry Page, Los Angeles Police Protective League President Paul M. Weber urged Google "to do the right thing and ban this game permanently." "The game teaches users how to breed, train, fight, medicate and kill virtual dogs," Weber wrote...
  • Dozens Arrested In Philadelphia Dog Fighting Raid (Paging Michael Vick.....)

    04/11/2011 7:34:02 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 76 replies
    CBS ^ | April 11, 2011 7:03 AM | Staff
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Pennsylvania SPCA is working overtime this morning, raiding homes across the city breaking up what officials are calling the largest dogfighting ring they’ve ever seen in this city. Officials say this dogfighting ring has been under surveillance for awhile. And late last night, early this morning, the Pennsylvania SPCA with Philadelphia police acting on a tip that fights were happening, raided a home on the 2600 block of Gerritt Street. Pennsylvania SPCA director of law enforcement, George Bengal says when they entered the house, there were around 25 people watching a fight in progress. “They actually...
  • Dog Fighting Ring Busted

    03/07/2011 6:23:31 AM PST · by madison10 · 10 replies
    Monroe Evening News ^ | March 6, 2011 | Ray Kisonas
    Police Saturday night arrested a suspected dog fighting ring being held in a garage on Ida-Maybee Rd., a high-dollar and bloody operation that attracted participants from various states. Up to 28 people were arrested and two of the five dogs seized are severely injured and might have to be put down. "It was brutal," said Detective Sgt. Heath Velliquette of the Monroe County Sheriff's Office. "There was blood everywhere." Members of county's Special Response Team raided the garage about 10 p.m. just after a fight between two dogs had ended. Sgt. Velliquette said people scattered when the raid was announced...
  • French Rafale is best at dogfight

    02/11/2011 7:42:05 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Feb 12, 2011 | Prashanth G N
    French Rafale is best at dogfight Prashanth G N, TNN, Feb 12, 2011, 04.45am IST BANGALORE: If there is one thing the French Rafales can do best, it's the dogfight. Small and menacing, the Rafale can plunge in and out rapidly for short distances, hitting the enemy aircraft swiftly. Five French pilots have flown the Rafale all the way from France to Bangalore -- over 5,000 miles. "We flew in with three air-to-air refuellings. It was a beautiful flight with the two fighter aircraft following the fuel tanker in front. We had a stopover at UAE before coming to India....
  • Forget Eagles' Vick; Cheer for his victim Mel

    01/04/2011 1:20:05 PM PST · by libstripper · 35 replies
    dallasnews.com ^ | Janujary 4, 2011 | Floyd
    Mel does not care who will be starting at quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles against the Dallas Cowboys today. They don't watch pro football at Mel's house. I don't care, either, especially not after meeting Mel. As fond as any journalist of a thumping good tale about disgrace and redemption, I can't stomach the rosy narrative surrounding Michael Vick's wondrous comeback. Why on earth the president chose to pay sentimental homage this past week to the Eagles for offering a "second chance" to a spoiled millionaire sociopath is an imponderable mystery.
  • Obama Honors Animal Abuser

    12/28/2010 1:36:02 PM PST · by jazminerose · 23 replies · 17+ views
    www.joytiz.com ^ | 12/28/10 | Joy Tiz
    Joy Tiz ©2010 The President of the United States took time out from his grueling party schedule to honor, not one of our brave troops, but a vicious animal abuser. Obama called Eagles owner, Jeff Lurie, to passionately gush his admiration for Michael Vick who served prison time for his “dog fighting” ring. But, this is not some backwater ignoramus staging fights in his back yard. Vick was all that and so much more. He tortured and killed helpless dogs. He used puppies as pit bull fighting bait. He mutilated animals who refused to fight. He slaughtered these helpless creatures...
  • Vick’s Recent Flurry of Success is No Reason to Deny Forgiveness

    11/24/2010 6:44:33 AM PST · by Superstu321 · 41 replies
    Three Fingers of Politics ^ | November 24, 2010 | Stupac
    He served 21 months in prison plus two months of home confinement. Add to that an epic public relations nightmare and the scorn of millions of people for an atrocious crime. Warranted? Sure. However, after two years of paying his debt to society, there are still some wanting to re-prosecute him for that same crime only because he finds himself in the public spotlight again. But with Thanksgiving upon us this is as good a time as any for us to forgive Michael Vick for his heinous and disgusting crimes. Over the last two weeks there hasn’t been a hotter...
  • Berkeley Breathed's new book was inspired by one of Michael Vick's former pit bulls

    10/31/2009 1:53:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies · 907+ views
    Beloved cartoonist Berkeley Breathed had an unusual inspiration for his latest children's book, "Flawed Dogs." No it wasn't one of the Santa Barbaran's many rescued pit bulls, but it was one of Michael Vick's infamous dogs who was set to be put down. "The book happened because I came across both a picture and a quote at about the same time -- a picture of one of Michael Vick's fight dogs. It was set to be put down, but a shelter in Utah decided to take the dog and a few others at the same time and try to rehabilitate...
  • NFL urged to include animal-fighting ban (but Goodell is too busy blocking Rush from owning a team)

    10/18/2009 6:23:39 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 19 replies · 799+ views
    upi ^ | 10/18/2009 | upi
    An international animal-protection group says the NFL should add dogfighting and cockfighting to its list of banned activities. Dogfighting is a crime in all 50 states and cockfighting is illegal in 48 states. In Defense of Animals has sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell asking him to add both activities to the "criminal offense" section of the league's Personal Conduct Policy.
  • Supreme Court Weighs Free Speech in Dog Fighting Case

    10/06/2009 3:29:20 PM PDT · by malkee · 9 replies · 715+ views
    Fox News ^ | 10/6/09
    On the first Tuesday of October, the second day of its new session, the Supreme Court will take up the case of a dog lover whose bloody pit bull fighting videos have raised questions on whether free speech protects the sale of horrific scenes of animal cruelty. ~snip~ The case has made some strange allies. The New York Times joined other media organizations and publishing groups to write a brief to the Court supporting Stevens' case. The paper is concerned the animal cruelty law is so broadly written that it "imperils the media's ability" to report on animal issues. Also...
  • Police raid alleged dogfighting ring at daycare home

    09/23/2009 11:03:25 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 10 replies · 415+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | 09/23/2009
    Cook County Sheriff's police have arrested three people allegedly involved in a dogfighting ring based at a home that also serves as a day-care facility in west suburban Maywood. The sheriff's department Animal Crimes Unit found a dog with its eye ripped out, a dog with a leg twisted backward and a dog with its lower extremities nearly ripped off during a Tuesday raid, according to a release. Nine dogs were undergoing surgery and rehabilitation Wednesday. The gruesome scene at three Maywood homes was made even more harrowing by the presence of a licensed day-care operation, Sheriff Tom Dart stated...
  • And you thought Michael Vick's dog fighting was bad?

    08/29/2009 5:31:55 PM PDT · by brycemax · 5 replies · 833+ views
    Michael Vick's dog fighting was hideous, but what would you say to a blood sport that features animal combatants that are subjected to electrocution, burning and near drowning? Even more amazing, contestants fighting their animals are as young as 12! NOTE: The author of this comic requests that you visit his web site and please refrain from copying the comic within this thread. Thanks a bunch!
  • Michael Vick tells '60 Minutes' of his disgust at himself, his tears in prison and finding God again

    08/22/2009 9:56:29 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies · 989+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 8/22/09 | helen kennedy
    Disgraced quarterback Michael Vick declared Sunday that he really "cares" about animals. He says he wept in disgust over his own cruelty to animals while serving time for running a bloody dogfighting ring. And yes, he also found God in prison. Treading the well-worn path of career revival, Vick went on CBS' "60 Minutes" pledging to devote himself to teaching kids from poor backgrounds to be kind to animals. "When I was in prison, I was disgusted, you know, because of what I let happen to those animals. I could've put a stop to it," he said. "And that was...