Dog Fighting

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There has been much debate on the issue of dog fighting. It has been said that there are two sides to every story, but in this case there is only one. Dog fighting is immoral because dogs do not have a say in whether they fight or not. Generally in all cases it is a matter of life and death for the animals. It is ridiculous to think that something so cruel could even be thought of as moral, although there are many people around the world that will say dog fighting is considered morally correct.

The number of people supporting dog fighting in the United States alone is unbelievable. There are an estimated 40,000 people involved in professional dog fighting (Dogfighting a booming, 2007). This does not include all the street fighters who are not part of professional organizations. “In 2003, the city of Chicago alone recorded and responded to 1,093 animal fights” (Gibson, 2005). Dog fighting is widely spread throughout all of America. The people involved are not only harming and killing animals, but they are also breaking the law by practicing this. Dog fighting is illegal in all fifty states because it is inhumane. Here in Michigan as well as many other states, dog fighting is considered a felony. The practice of this organized underground crime has been increasing over the years even with laws protecting the animals.

We as humans have five senses, to touch, smell, taste, see, and hear; dogs also have these same exact senses. The fact that dogs can feel when they are touched should be reason enough not to put the animal in the ring to fight. Dogs can feel if they are being pet, as well as if they are being harmed. They can feel pain while being harmed just as humans can. In our society it would be seen as unjust and wrong to force a human to fight another person, and this is because the human could possibly be seriously injured. People need to realize that it is the same for dogs. The dogs could get seriously injured or even die in these kinds of vicious...
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