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Dog Fighting

The dog has always been said to be mans best friend, but not for everyone. Some people actually enjoy abusing dogs. Others do it accidentally, some people compete dogs against each other in a brutal fight for the pleasure of others and for gambling. Other people do it for the release of anger. For whatever reason, or however a dog is abused it is illegal in most places. Some people who abuse dogs do not do it on purpose. They hurt them because they do not realize what they are doing. Some people...

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 Dog Fighting: Pit-bulls the Most Underestimated Dog Nicole Scimeca Honors English 11 Mr. Silk 20 April 2013 Scimeca I Outline THESIS: Pit-bulls are the most underestimated dog in the world because of the history they carry. People think that in the past Pit-bulls were forced to fight each other, but what people don’t realize is that they were brutally tortured. They don’t see that in reality Pit-bulls are one of the sweetest breed of dogs. They’re loving, caring...

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Blood Sport and Elizabethan Era

hawking and hunting such as hoods, bells and lures. Bells were attached to the birds legs so that the trainer could keep track of its whereabouts. The Elizabethans were also very fond of blood sport. These consisted of Bull and Bear baiting, and Cock fighting. These blood sports were incredibly popular among the people of the Elizabethan era. Elizabethans were used to watching these harsh sports. Just about every town in England during the Elizabethan era had a Bull and Bear baiting ring. It was seen...

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Should Convicted Athletes Be Allowed To Play?

for raping a student from North Carolina Central University (Wolverton, 2006). Most famously of all, in my opinion, is the 2007 case of Michael Vick, who was found guilty for conducting dog fights, as well as murdering dozens of dogs. When police finally gathered enough evidence to arrest Vick for the dog fighting charges, it caused quite an uproar. Fans were outraged; some, because of the horrible things that Vick had done; some fans were only worried that their star player would be dismissed from...

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Addictive Behaviors Among Young Professional Towards Cockfighting.

 even more widespread than opium-smoking among Chinese! The place where the fights happen is called the "cockpit". The people who can afford to have some “Mga sunoy”, will make a lot of efforts to train the cocks in aggressively. During the fight the fighting cocks wear sharp razor blades fixed on their legs. The duel will only ends by the death or (bloody) flight of one of the cocks.” According to Claro Cortez an Associated Press (1997), that Some of the foreigners are drawn by the thrill of a...

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Pitbulls

is the love? Pit bulls, where is the love? The pit bull is a dog with a huge heart for their owners. Everyone remembers Petey the dog from The Little Rascals, and his one black eye. Petey captured the hearts of many people. These days Petey would be banned from certain areas in the world just for being a pit bull. Pit bulls have a very strong background, from dog fighting to trying to ban them for their owner’s ways of upbringing them. Pit bull is not a breed;...

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American Pit Bull Terrier: a Misunderstood Breed

It has long been known that dog has been man’s best friend. They are always there to greet you when you come home, they never complain about your cooking, and you never have to lend them money. What could be better? Many people have taken dogs into their home and made them part of the family. However, there is one breed that most Americans have turned their back on despite the loyalty and heroism they have proven throughout the ages, the American Pit Bull Terrier (APBT). The APBT is the most controversial...

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Annotated Bib

subtitles for each section, charts and tables to show statistics, and a conclusion of the studies. Gorrant, Jim. The Lost Dogs. New York: Penguin Group, 2011. Print. This book is about the trials and tribulations of the pit bull dogs that were owned by Michael Vick. Michael Vick was a quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons football team but was later found guilty of dog fighting, animal cruelty, and several counts of animal abuse. The book focuses on the pit bulls that were found on his property and...

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Athletes and Their View in the Public Eye

status in the public eye. Michael Vick, Tiger Woods, and Alex Rodriguez are three that have shown examples of unprofessionalism. “The NFL suspended former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick for two years after being convicted for dog fighting in 2007” (Branch, 2010). This type of behavior hindered his career tremendously. The public viewed him with concern and stereotype. A year after becoming a convicted felon, Vick had an uphill battle to earn his respect back from the NFL as well...

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A Martian Sends a Postcard Home- Essay on point of view

referencing a prison in his poem. In the real world there are many examples of people crossing the boundary between freedom to imprisonment and back to freedom. One example of this is Michael Vick who threw away everything when he was convicted of dog fighting a few years ago. Vick walked into prison, didn’t look at anyone or anything, he was lost. He bit into pork from the cafeteria; it tasted weird not at all like pork he said. He was locked up and all he wanted was freedom. He continued to say how...

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